The New York State Museum welcomes Rochester-based and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Linda Moroney, who created Women and the Vote. Filmed on Election Day 2020 in five cemeteries across New York State, the film is a mosaic-style documentary on the past 100 years of women’s political equality, the present moment, and the possibilities for the future. Interviews and verité footage of visitors in the Bronx, Sleepy Hollow, Auburn, Rochester, and Buffalo intertwine with rich historical elements to generate connections between New York’s rich suffragist legacy and contemporary voters. The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with the filmmaker.
This in-person program will run 90–100 minutes.
There’s still time to register to vote in the New York State gubernatorial and local elections in November. The League of Women Voters will be at the event to register voters; help change addresses, party affiliations, etc.; and provide critical information as to what’s on your ballot this fall.