Screening and Q&A Session: ‘Suffragette’
Wednesday 20th January 2016
The Arts Centre
With Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helen Bonham Carter, Romola Garai
Sarah Gavron’s film is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote. Women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes. They were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children, and their lives. Wonderfully played by Carey Mulligan is one such foot soldier, and the story of her fight for dignity is both heart breaking and inspirational.
As part of the ‘The Time is Now‘ national campaign ICE and I4P have arranged for a screening of the film, ‘Suffragette’ at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus. Following the film there will be a Q&A session.
THE TIME IS NOW is supported by Birds Eye View and BFI Film Hub North.
This date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the next couple of months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality. Read More…