Viceroy’s House
September 13, 2017

Cinema Art Theater 

Wed, Sep 20 at 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Thu, Sep 21 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Sat, Sep 23 at 7:00 pm
Mon, Sep 25 at 4:00 pm
Wed, Sep 27 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Sep 28 at 4:00 pm


Viceroy's House is an historical drama about the 1947 partition of India.

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. [2017, UK, Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes, Rated: NR].

“A warm-hearted, ambitious period drama,” writes Ella Taylor of Ben Kenigsberg of The New York Times calls it, “never less than absorbing.” With sumptuous period detail, director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) brings to life a pivotal historical moment that re-shaped the world.

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Admission: RBFS Member $8; Future Members $10. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable. Doors open 30 minutes before screening begins.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes