Indian Summers on PBS, Starting Tonight on Masterpiece

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Copyright 2015 PBS
Copyright 2015 PBS

Indian Summers premieres tonight on PBS “Masterpiece,” likely to be the biggest fan favorite since “Downton Abbey.”

Set in a subtropical paradise during the twilight era of the British Empire, Indian Summers explores the collision of the ruling class English with their Indian subjects, and the intricate game of power, politics, and passion that ensues. Julie Walters (“Harry Potter,” “Educating Rita”) stars as Cynthia Coffin, the glamorous doyenne of an English social club, with co-stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel, Roshan Seth, and Lillete Dubey.

Told from both the English and Indian perspectives, the drama unfolds as illicit agreements, romance, and revolution are revealed. Though the English socialites are having the time of their lives in Simla, the local Indians have started to call for national independence, a path which is quickly rendering the world’s greatest empire helpless. As pressure builds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in a passionate and dangerous game.

It is already a huge hit in the UK.

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Tomorrow Night Only: Forgiveness Story “Just Let Go”

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

One night only in theaters: Just Let Go.

Fathom Events, in partnership with Delilah Radio, Excel Entertainment and Propel Pictures, invites you to experience the inspirational true story of Chris Williams when Just Let Go comes to cinemas nationwide for special a one-night event on Monday, September 28, 2015.

On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, each faced a drastically different and uncertain future. But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive.

Chris Williams’ story is the cinematic tale of how a person can forgive despite the retaliatory tendencies that surface within the dark corners of the human heart, showing the world that hope, love and forgiveness can overcome all when you let it go. In addition to the inspirational presentation of Just Let Go, audiences will be treated to an exclusive introduction from radio personality Delilah.

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Join Me in Washington DC for The Third Series of Saucy Pre-Code Films

Posted on September 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I am delighted to be joining Margaret Talbot for our third series of pre-code films at Washington DC’s Hill Center, starting October 4, 2015 at 4 pm, with the delectable “Madam Satan.” It is one of the nuttiest films ever made, with much of it taking place at a high-society party aboard a dirigible floating over Central Park. It’s worth seeing for the costumes alone, designed by one of the all-time Hollywood greats, Adrian, the man who created the iconic designs for “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Philadelphia Story,” and “The Women.”

The series is free of charge, and we have popcorn and prizes. Please come!

The rest of the series:

Night Nurse (1931) on Sunday, October 11 at 4pm

Murder at the Vanities (1934) on Sunday, October 18 at 4pm

Gabriel Over the White House (1933) on Sunday, October 25 at 4pm

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