Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'A Royal Affair'

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Village 8 Louisville Exclusives presents 'A Royal Affair'

There was a big royal wedding earlier this year. It was this year, right? Maybe it was late last year. I also don't know who got married. Someone in England. One of the princes? I didn't pay attention. Clearly. It's the same old celebrity hype, just with a royal twist, and I don't feel the need to pay any mind to any of that crap. They got married – good for them! I hope they're very happy – well, I don't actively hope so, because, as I said, I don't care, but it's generally for the best if marital unions go well. I suppose. I could go on and on about that one. Marriage. This is not the appropriate platform for all the things I want to say. I've got a train of thought going here, and it's not very succinct journalism/blogging, so perhaps I should signal the conductor, Cletus Flannigan, to pull the ol' steam engine back into the station.

We are here to talk about the newest installment of the Village 8 Louisville Exclusives series, bringing art, foreign, and limited-release films to Louisville for the hungry cinephile. The film in question? A Royal Affair (entitled En Kongelig Affaere in the original language). It's about a royal affair. Specifically, Caroline Mathilde's affair with the doctor Johann Friedrich Struenesee. This is a true story, and it occurred in the 18th century when Christian VII was the king of Denmark. He was mentally ill, and Caroline Mathilde was his queen. She fell in love with Struenesee and together they led a revolution. It was a pretty big deal – this is the second movie made about the event!

A Royal Affair is scheduled to play at Village 8 Theaters until this Thursday, December 13, but this is subject to extension. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.

Image: Internet Movie Database

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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