Suffragette is the next film to be shown in Bishop Burton Village Hall on Saturday 23rd April. Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Refreshments available, £5.00 (Students £4.50) Pay on the door – All Welcome

We are pleased to announce that we have managed to secure, thanks to BFI’s Britain on Film project, three fantastic short archive films documenting the historic Suffragette movement - Mass Meeting of Suffragettes (1910); Bolton Election Result (1912); Will There Be Women M.P.s? (1917). The screening of these will be before the main feature film Suffragette.

Maud Watts is a laundry worker in pre-first world war London. Her loyalties to her husband and son keep her on the outside of the growing women’s rights movement until fate forces Maud to testify about her tough work/life conditions. She finds herself at the epicentre of a struggle that is met with violence, imprisonment and worse. Pursued by Inspector Steed, who brings experience dealing with “the Fenians” to combating the “filthy Panks”, Maud and her sisters in arms take explosive measures to get their voices heard, the battle for voting rights as hard fought as any struggle for independence. Starring: Meryl Streep ; Helena Bonham-Carter ; Anne-Marie Duff ; Romola Garai ; Ben Whishaw ; Adam Michael Dodd.

 

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