Belle — Friday, October 24 at Otis Library

6:00 pmBELLE

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Directed by: Amma Asante

Starring: Gugu MbathaRaw, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode.

Trailer here.

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