Hyde Park on Hudson
United Kingdom, 2012, 95 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Historical/Period
Program: Special Presentation
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), host the king and queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York—the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin's neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy—and through her, for us all—a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
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DIRECTOR: Roger Michell
Producer: David Aukin, Kevin Loader
Editor: Nicolas Gaster
Screenwriter: Richard Nelson
Cinematographer: Lol Crawley
Principal Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth Marvel, Olivia Colman, Sam Creed
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