Please note: Lynne Franks is no longer available due to her travel plans changing because of the snow. Therefore we are not able to go ahead with the panel discussion element of the screening but will look to have this panel at another screening later in the year with a different film. We are in the process of contacting patrons with tickets to the event.
Where West Begins celebrates International Women’s Day and 100 years of Women’s Suffrage with a screening of the Sarah Gavron film Suffragette.
DIRECTOR: Sarah Gavron
CAST: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham-Carter
RUN TIME: 104 mins
Footlights: Discount Applies
A £1.50 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices
If you haven’t seen the 2015 film, Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, written by Abi Morgan, and starring Carey Mullighan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Marie-Ann Duff, then this is a must. It is the centenary of women getting the vote so all the more reason to see this.
As Peter Bradshaw at The Guardian put it at the time “Suffragette is a tart reminder to those who are casual about democratic gender equality that votes for women were not something that naturally evolved due to the ruling class’s innate decency; they had to be fought for. A startling list of statistics over the final credits gives the staggeringly recent appearances, and indeed non-appearances, of women’s suffrage around the world.”