MWPAI Film Series: Tea with the Dames

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2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Roger Michell, 2018, United Kingdom, Not Rated, 84 min.

Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of England’s most iconic actresses: Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Eileen Atkins. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty, and have been friends for over fifty years. Each a winner of an Olivier Award (England’s equivalent of the Tony), they trade fascinating stories about its namesake Sir Laurence and other stage and screen luminaries, as well as assorted husbands, at the beautiful country estate where Plowright and Olivier lived when married. Maggie Smith, who played Desdemona to Olivier’s Othello in 1965, recalls that his slap during a performance “was the only time I saw stars at the National Theatre.” The film also includes a range of astonishing archive material.

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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