Suffragette

Director: Sarah Gavron.
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter. UK 2015. TBC mins.


The inspiringly kick-ass history of Britain’s early feminist movement is powerfully recreated in Suffragette, written by Abi Morgan (Shame) and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane).

Carey Mulligan stars as Maud, a young factory worker who discovers the cause in the early 1900s. Her colleague, Violet (Anne-Marie Duff), is campaigning for votes for women, and Maud hesitantly begins to take an interest, eventually becoming radicalised by a fierce world of hunger strikes, guerrilla tactics and brutal government reprisals. Mulligan is joined by Meryl Streep as the fearless feminist leader Emmeline Pankhurst, alongside Romola Garai as upper-class campaigner Alice, Natalie Press as Emily Wilding Davison, and Helena Bonham Carter as a local chemist who uses her shop as a secret base for meetings.

With its world-class cast and stirring story, Suffragette is not just entertaining, but also vibrant with cultural relevance.


Club and Group screenings

Thu 24th Aug 18.00 F-Rated: The F-Rating is applied to films by cinemas and film festivals giving movie-goers an easily identifiable label so they can choose films that fairly represent women on screen and behind the camera. plus Brighton Women's Centre panel discussion: This screening will be followed by a panel discussion entitled 'The Westminster Gap - When Will We See Gender Equality in Politics?', featuring Sophie Cook (Labour), Kelly-Marie Blundell (Liberal Democrats) and Kate Wood (Women's Equality Party).



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