Nicole Kidman and director Werner Herzog bring to life the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East. Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson).Queen of the Desert reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.
PG-13/ 127 min
“Bell is embodied, in a commanding and versatile performance, by Nicole Kidman, who supplies a gravitas and emotional complexity worthy of the woman she plays”. – The New York Times
5:15pm: Films begin, BUEI Auditorium
6pm: Harbourfront opens for dinner
Tickets: $15 each; Students $12.Tickets available by calling 294-0204 or visiting BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop. Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of event.
Ticket holders are entitled to 10% off dinner at the Harbourfront (food only) before or after the film. Reservations required. Please call 295-4207 for reservations and be sure to mention the film. Cannot be combined with any other special offers.