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“Grace,” “Queen” Coming To Heartland

"Grace," "Queen" Coming To Heartland

The closing film of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Michael Apted‘s “Amazing Grace,” will open next month’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. “Grace” examines the life of William Wilberforce, a British Parliamentarian who led abolitionists in ending the slave trade of late 18th century England. It co-stars Iaon Gruffudd, Rufus Sewell, and Albert Finney. Heartland will close the festival with Venice favourite “The Queen,” directed by Stephen Frears. “The Queen” shows a look at the the British royal family following the death of Princess Diana. Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II, James Cromwell as Prince Phillip, and Michael Sheen as Tony Blair. Heartland runs October 19-27, 2006. [Peter Knegt]

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