Film: Suffragette (2015)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth

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Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who risked everything in the fight for equality. Based on true events, it explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote. Suffragette is the first British film for which the Houses of Parliament opened its doors as a location.

Introduced by 

  • Dr Kayla Parker, artist film-maker and Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Plymouth, whose research interests include feminist film practices
  • Professor Angela Smith, Professor of Modern Literature, whose AHRC-funded research on the centenary of women's votes is in partnership with the historical advisor on Suffragette

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Arts and Plymouth Arts Centre have programmed a series of films, talks and events designed to bring women to the fore.  View the range of screenings and talks being hosted by Plymouth Arts Centre.

Supported by Film Hub South West, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery, as well as the Plymouth University Women's Network.

Director: Sarah Gavron
Running time: 104 minutes
Cert: 12A
Date: Monday 5 March
Time: 19:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth
Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA

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