(Forwarded from events-l)
This Thursday, the Alan Lutkus International Film Series Presents:
Thursday, February 8. 7 p.m. in Newton 204. The Lion in Winter (U.K., dir. Anthony Harvey, 1968)
It’s Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry’s wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option. Presented by Dr. Graham Drake, Professor of English and Interim Director of Medieval Studies.