Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement in the UK, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. Fighting for the right to vote, these women were not from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud played by Carey Mulligan was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.
Date: Saturday, February 20, 8PM
Location: Diana Center Event Oval, LL100
Q&A with director Sarah Gavron to follow screening.
Sarah Gavron was nominated for the BAFTA Award and BIFA Award for best director in 2007 for her film Brick Lane. The film won a Silver Hitchcock and best screenplay at the Dinard Festival of British Cinema. She received the Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award from the Hamptons International Film Festival for directing Suffragette, as well as the Mill Valley Film Festival’s Audience Award (Mind the Gap).