Afternoon Tea 2016/2017

Do you like your accents plummy and your passions refined? Afternoon Tea presents an array of costume dramas past and present, along with delectables from Whimsical Cakes, a selection of fine teas and stirring conversation. Host David Cheoros will be At Home to all visitors.

Afternoon Tea: Elizabeth

  • May 14 (2017) @ 1pm

A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Afternoon Tea: Belle

  • Apr 16 (2017) @ 1pm

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.

Afternoon Tea: Sense and Sensibility

  • Mar 19 (2017) @ 1pm

In this costume drama, based on the novel by Jane Austen, Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are left with almost nothing after Mr. Dashwood's death. They move into a cottage and sensible eldest daughter Elinor attempts to keep things running smoothly, in spite of her free-spirited sister's efforts to the contrary.

Afternoon Tea: The English Patient

  • Feb 19 (2017) @ 1pm

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Afternoon Tea: Wuthering Heights

  • Jan 15 (2017) @ 1pm

A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man.

Afternoon Tea: Howards End

  • Dec 18 (2016) @ 1pm

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. This is Merchant-Ivory at their best, and E.M. Forster at his most passionate.

Afternoon Tea: Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Nov 27 (2016) @ 1pm

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Afternoon Tea: A Room with a View

  • Oct 16 (2016) @ 1pm

This is Merchant/Ivory at their most passionate, and Forster balancing social commentary and romance beautifully. If it feels like you’ve seen this a thousand times, it’s because A Room with a View did it so well that it became the gold standard for period dramas.

Afternoon Tea: Love & Friendship

  • Sep 18 (2016) @ 1pm

Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally.

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