We could not be more excited and honored to be hosting a special advance screening of “Suffragette,” the powerful and thrilling first feature film about the remarkable untold story of the foot soldiers of the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. The inspiring night in New York City will close with an engaging discussion with our very special guests, the filmmakers, Sarah Gavron (Director, BAFTA Award winner) and Abi Morgan (Writer, Emmy Award winner).
Inspired by true events and led by a brilliant cast that includes Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, “Suffragette” movingly explores 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. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality.
The stirring story centers on Maud (Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life. Her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller; it is also heartbreaking and inspirational.
“Suffragette” is a must-see film told by women, about women, for women.
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You MUST RSVP to reserve a FREE screening pass. A screening pass is required to attend this screening, but does not guarantee seating. Seating is first come, first served. Screening room address to be released with RSVP confirmation.