In celebration of Women’s Equality Day I’m excited to share information on the new upcoming Focus Features film, “Suffragette”, in theaters October 23, 2015.
Knowing that women still have a way to go to be treated equal in the work place, I sometimes forget how far we’ve come. How thankful I am for those that made the difference. We are proud feminist in our house. Having two daughters and two granddaughters, I can’t even image what life was like before women had the right to vote. This is a day to celebrate.
Women’s Equality Day
August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the admission of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the victory the Woman Suffrage Movement had worked so hard for. After 72 years of countless suffrage protests, petitions, speeches, pamphlets, and nights spent in jail, on August 26, 1920, women had won the right to vote and the Suffrage movement had finally accomplished its goal. Click here for a detailed .pdf
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Abi Morgan.
Director: Sarah Gavron (“Brick Lane,” “This Little Life”)
Writer: Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,” “The Hour”)
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, Meryl Streep
Focus Features film, “Suffragette”, in theaters on October 23, 2015!
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The more I see and the more I read about Suffragette, the more I am looking forward to watching it. What an emotional and intense trailer! I’ll be supporting this film, and taking my girls to see it on the big screen during opening weekend. How about you? Will you see Suffragette?