National Friendship Day is Sunday!
This Sunday is National Friendship Day and to celebrate this fun holiday I'm highlighting the upcoming film Victoria & Adbul, which celebrates the friendship of Queen Victoria and a clerk from India. Friends come in all shapes, sizes, gender, and most importantly, ethnicity. This magical relationship is the perfect depiction of pure love for a friend which withstands all odds. Take a stand for what you believe and want, never wavier and most importantly, it only matters what you think!
September 22, 2017 (NY/LA); September 29, October 6 (add. cities)
he extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), 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.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”),
based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon