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Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 10

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In conjunction with the exhibit  Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote


Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m.



A rare screen dramatization of the history of the women’s suffrage movement, an exceedingly underrepresented subject in cinema, this timely and stirring film portrays the personal and social awakening of a laundry worker caught up in the struggle for women’s right to vote in London in the early 1910’s.

Poster for Suffragette (Ruby Films – Pathé – Film4 – Redgill Productions – BFI, U.K./France, 2015). Image courtesy of IMDB.

While the main character (a remarkable Carey Mulligan) is a composite of several real life working class activists, the narrative also features a pair of historical figures, Emily Davison (played by Natalie Press) and Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), both instrumental in achieving suffrage for British women. Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.

Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on our programs, please visit the Mary Pickford Theater website.

The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the 3rd floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20540.

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