Suffragette - One Time Free Screening
Sunday, March 13th 3:00 PM
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters &
The Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education
NEIFPE is co-sponsoring this movie with the League of Women Voters to celebrate Women's History Month and to encourage viewers to vote in our upcoming elections. The League will register voters at the event. NEIFPE will take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and to offer our hand-outs to movie-goers. We also hope to add names to our contact list.
The Fort Wayne Cinema Center is at: 437 E. Berry St. | Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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 Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.
"It's always compelling; you feel grateful, watching, that this story is being told at all." - Seattle Times
"Mulligan's performance, coupled with a solid script by Abi Morgan, shows us just how much is at stake when a woman decides to wage war." - Globe and Mail
"If we now take a woman's right to vote and to hold public office for granted, Suffragette reminds us that it wasn't that long ago when things were different." - Philadelphia Inquirer
Rated PG-13, 105 mins.