In 1788 the English Monarchy was rocked by The Regency Crisis, partly brought on by King George III suffering from mental illness. On Wednesday, November 16, watch Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren as George III and Queen Charlotte in Nicholas Hynter’s acclaimed comedy-drama ‘The Madness of King George’ at SPRINGfilm. The film, adapted from Alan Bennett’s 1991 play, follows George and the machinations of the Leader of the Opposition, Charles Fox and the Prince of Wales (Rupert Everett) to seize power through a Regency, while Ian Holm’s ferocious Francis Willis is charged with curing the king. The film, cast and crew won several awards as the Oscars, BAFTAs and Cannes Film Festival. This free showing will be at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren and Ian Holm, directed by Nicholas Hynter; 110 minutes; (1994).
SPRINGfilm continues at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022 with a free showing of “Harvey” starring James Stewart and Jospehine Hull and directed by Henry Koster.
SPRINGfilm is made possible by a partnership between the Springfield Public Library, the Springfield Public Library Foundation, Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the Wildish Community Theater and is generously sponsored by Plank Town Brewing Company.
All events are free and open to the public.
What: SPRINGfilm: The Madness of King George (1994)
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Where: Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477
Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Mark Riddle, firstname.lastname@example.org, (541) 726-2238.