High Tea Cinema: The Queen
High Tea Cinema returns with an afternoon of tea and scones fit for royalty plus a screening of Stephen Frears’ celebrated film!
“The Queen” is an intimate behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren who won the “Best Actress” Oscar for her performance) and Prime Minister Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public’s demand for an overt display of mourning.
The film offers a compelling and nuanced portrait of a woman who became a national figurehead with great reluctance – one who feels bound by duty and protocol but also understands the need to adapt to changing times.
You’ll be royally disappointed if you miss the chance to see this “fascinating, funny, wicked and to the point.” (Empire) film on the big screen!
Special thanks to our series sponsors Pippins Tea Company Inc. and Gerrard St. Bakery!