SPECIAL SCREENS: SUFFRAGETTE
Commemorating 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, giving (some) women the right to vote
A film that explores 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. Radicalised 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. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart breaking and inspirational.
These screenings are aimed at those living with special needs, such as Dementia, physical and mental challenges, their families and carers.
Films will screen with lights on low level, with no adverts or trailers and the audience will be free to move around, or sing along to any musical number if they so wish. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served half an hour before the film to give people the chance to meet and socialise, and to familiarise themselves with the venue.
COMPLIMENTARY TEA & COFFEE FOR ALL SCREENINGS
“Stirring and clear eyed – the best kind of history lesson.” A.O. Scott
The New York Times