A British Comedy/Drama
Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th
7:00pm each night
The Duke is a British comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell with a screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Dealing with the 1961 theft of the Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, the film stars Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martinand Matthew Goode.
About the film: In 1961, a 60-year-old taxi driver steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sends ransom notes saying that he will return the painting if the government invests more in care for the elderly.
UPDATED: Rated R for language and brief sexuality; Running time 1 hour 36 minutes
This film screening is free to all Footcandle Film Society members; additional tickets will be sold at the box office for $5.00 each. We look forward to seeing everyone for this in-theater film screenings!