Happy Women’s Equality Day!
On August 26th, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote. Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision.
We invite you to share the significance of both Women’s Equality Day on August 26 and the upcoming release of Suffragette on October 23 by wearing the colors of suffrage – purple, for dignity and ability, green for hope, and white for purity. I put together a Polyvore idea for this!
Today is a great day to mention the release of the moving and powerful film, SUFFRAGETTE, which shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th century Britain.
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, “Suffragette” is a moving drama exploring 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. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. “Suffragette” is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Abi Morgan.
Are you interested in seeing the Suffragette movie? I think it’s going to be very interesting and well done.
OPENS October 23rd in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES Expanding across the country in the following weeks