Science on Screen: The King's Speech

England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.

Prior to the film, speech pathologist John Gomez will give a presentation entitled “Discussing the Science and Humanity of Stuttering.”

Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30pm

Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Event Type

Film

Website

http://mvfilmsociety.com

Cost

$12: General; $9: MVFS Member; $7: Child

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