Cinema Sunday: Suffragette

Sunday, March 5, 2017

2 p.m.
Huxley Theater
Free

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, 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. Radicalized 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. (PG-13. 106 minutes. 2015)

Following the film, Chief Curator of History, Jennifer Lemak will talk briefly about Alice Morgan Wright, a local suffragist who went to London and worked with Pankhurst. Wright was imprisoned in London and received a medal from Pankhurst.