Phi Alpha Theta hosts historical movie night

Professor Tom Prasch shares what movies they are going to show in the future coming weeks. Historical Movie Night is held once every month.

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Henderson 112, Phi Alpha Theta hosted a historical movie night that screened Stephen Frears’s “The Queen (2006)” to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The film depicts the events following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales after a car accident in 1997. The movie showed the inner conflict of Queen Elizabeth II on how she should lead the world in mourning for the death of Princess Diana, private or public.
“The image of monarchy has been with us for thousands of years, but when we look closely, monarchy has been changing all the time. This captures it in one of the moments of change, which leads to the moment where Queen Elizabeth has tea with Paddington Bear during the celebration of platinum jubilee,” said Tom Prasch, professor and chair of history and geography.
“Without this event, the idea of the monarchy opening up to the public and accommodating changing times and meeting celebrities like Paddington would not be possible,” said Prasch.
“The Queen (2006)” was a great movie and Helen Mirren’s portrayal of the queen was amazing. The movie was very insightful as it showed the inner workings of British politics.
Prasch concluded the movie night by talking about the consequence of the queen’s death. Elizabeth was the queen of 15 nations in her reign. Now, many countries are thinking of severing ties with the British monarchy since the death of the queen. It is going to be interesting to see what the future has in store for the British monarchy.
Edited By: LeSha’ Davis, Alijah McCracken