The AT crew went to Tulsa's Circle Cinema the other day to see The King's Speech, the inspiring new film from director Tom Hopper.
Starring the sturdy Colin Firth, The King's Speech is a historical drama that examines the troubled (and sometimes humorous) relationship between the Duke of York (Firth) and his unorthodox speech therapist (wonderfully played by the Australian actor Geoffery Rush).
Set on the eve of World War II, the film moves from the soon-to-be King's personal failings to the rise of Hitler's power on the continent. The story, based on actual events, is affecting and powerfully constructed, a testament to the filmmaker and his actors.
We were especially pleased to see the lovely Helena Bonham Carter (playing the Duke's wife) and the sublime Jennifer Ehle, in a smaller role as the therapist's wife).
We recommend seeing the film at the Circle Cinema, Tulsa's non-profit art house theater, While you're there, check out the progress the Circle is making on its two new theaters—can't wait. It's going to be terrific.