St. Andrews Film Society Presents: Victoria and Abdul

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(Biography/Drama, UK/USA, 99 min., 2017, rated PG-13)

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As the queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Nominated for 2 Oscars.

The St. Andrews Film Society will screen this 2017 production, rated R, on Sunday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. O’Neill Arena Theatre in Saint Andrews. Screening time is 99 minutes. All are welcome and admission is free, although donations are always welcome to help us with our expenses.

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