August 26, 2015

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95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote! The #Suffragette movie is hitting theaters in October! @suffragetteMOV

Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement’s great victory,the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This courageous political campaign, which spanned 72 years, was carried out by tens of thousands of persistent women and men. The significance of the woman suffrage campaign and its enormous political and social impact has been largely ignored in the telling of American history. It is a story that needs to be told. It is a story of women creating one of the most remarkable and successful nonviolent civil rights efforts the world has ever seen. It is all the more remarkable when one considers the barriers the suffragists had to overcome.

SUFFRAGETTE Oct. 23, 2015 (NY/LA); Oct. 30, Nov. 6 (additional cities)
Story: 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”)

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