National Theatre Live
The Gene Siskel Film Center, in association with National Theatre Live, is excited to be one of the sites for the groundbreaking best of British theater, straight from the London stage.
SPECIAL PRICES: $14 GENERAL • $8 MEMBERS /STUDENTS
Please note that our normal matinee discount prices will not apply at 2:00 pm matinees of these special screenings.
2013, Stephen Daldry, UK, 180 min.
With Helen Mirren, Haydn Gwynne
“Seductive and delicious…peppered with humor, pathos and satire.”—Andrew L. Urban, Urban CineFile
Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, this Tony Award-winning production starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth returns to the screen in honor of NT Live’s tenth anniversary. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth has met with each of her twelve prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)