The King’s Speech will be shown at the Ottawa Family Cinema on Friday March 11. The movie won Best Film award at the Toronto Film Festival and has already garnered a Golden Globe Best Actor Award for Colin Firth’s portrayal of King George VI who stuttered and his relationship with his speech therapist Lionel Logue. The movie has received critical acclaim for its sympathetic treatment of someone who stutters and for raising awareness about stuttering in general. .
The Family Cinema is a non-profit theatre that runs current movies at very reasonable admission prices. Proceeds from all the showings are given back to the community. The Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS) is pleased to announce that proceeds from this special screening of The King’s Speech will be donated to the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund. (more…)