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Movie + Lunch: The King’s Speech (Kzoo)
April 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of MOVIE + LUNCH + DISCUSSION events. Join us for:
The King’s Speech
Join us as we watch and discuss The King’s Speech, a 2010 biopic based on the true story of Prince Albert, the man who becomes King George VI of England. Are the stereotypes and fears of having a stutter different today than in 1939?
Film Description: The year is 1939. Britain is entering into war with Germany. The introduction of radio and newsreels, which require a monarch to be seen and heard on public occasions, is changing how world leaders communicate with their countrymen. Prince Albert, now King George VI, feels his listeners require firmness, clarity and resolve from a leader—not stammers punctuated with tortured silences. This was a man who never wanted to be King. After the death of his father, the throne was to pass to his brother Edward. But Edward renounced the throne “in order to marry the woman I love,” and the duty fell to Prince Albert, who had struggled with his speech from an early age. (Film rated R – profanity.)
The movies will be shown with open captions and a hearing loop is available in both locations.
Monday, Monday, April 24, 2017 | 12:00–2:30 pm
Disability Network Southwest Michigan | 517 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo
RSVP to Miranda (269) 345-1516 x120, and let us know if you need an accommodation.
Please note that this is a fragrance-free event; please do not wear perfume, cologne or other scented products.
Follow this link for more information about the series.
This event is also taking place in our St. Joseph office.