The Madness of King George
Science in the Cinema
UK Dir: Nicholas Hytner
Screenings:
  • Thursday November 16, 2017 at 6:30PM

Free admission and free small popcorn.

A meditation on power, and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III (now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder). As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive, and more politically marginalized. Neither effect is desirable to his Lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.

Panel discussion followings the screening.


This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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