The King’s Speech


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The King’s Speech

  • 2010
  • Directed By: Tom Hooper
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 118 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The King's Speech

After the death of his father, and the abdication of his brother Edward, Bertie, who has struggled with a speech impediment all his life, is crowned King of England. With England near war and in need of a leader, the king seeks out the help of a speech therapist. The two begin an unorthodox treatment and form an unbreakable bond. With support from many, the king delivers a radio address that inspires and unites his people. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. Academy Award® winner, Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler).

Indiana University recognizes the month of March as Disability Awareness Month. This series aims to portray characters who have disabilities but are not defined by them. The screening is sponsored by Indiana University’s Speech and Hearing Services and Disability Services for Students.

(35mm presentation)