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Fiction, Film and Fun: The King's Speech

Thursday, March 21, 2013  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join CCAC's Jeanne Bergad to discuss The King's Speech, by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Based on the diaries of Lionel Logue, an actor turned speech therapist; The King’s Speech is the story of King George VI’s unexpected rise to the throne after the abdication of his brother. Considered unfit to rule because of his severe stammer, the King undertakes sessions with Logue, and through determination and some unconventional treatments he is able to control his speech just as his country is about to engage in World War II. The 2010 film was directed by Tom Hooper and starred Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce and Colin Firth as King George. It was nominated for 6 Oscars and won 4, including Best Actor for Firth, Best Director for Hooper and Best Picture.
Presented by: Jeanne Bergad
Location:
5801 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Contact:
Squirrel Hill
412.422.9650
squirrelhill@carnegielibrary.org