Special Screening at Wokingham Town Hall with licensed bar and guest speaker Kerry Renshaw (Oxford University Adult Education lecturer) who will provide some fascinating insights into the real suffragette story and how this compares with the events depicted in the film.
Advance tickets are available from the Wokingham Info Centre at the Town Hall.
Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality. The stirring story centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the Suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life.
Suffragette is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan (The Invisible Woman, The Iron Lady, Brick Lane.)
The screening is part of a new extra season we are running in the first half of the New Year – “Womens Rights and Fights in Film”
Other films to be shown in March and April/May will be He Called me Malala and Made in Dagenham. We expect both of these to have a speaker (as yet undecided). The precise dates and venues are also yet to be determined.