Moviola: Wednesday 20th January
in association with Monxton & Amport Film Nights, proudly presents
tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who, in their struggle to gain the vote, were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Director Sarah Gavron has chosen to tell their story by concentrating, not on the famous figures involved (though Meryl Streep
puts in an appearance as Emmeline Pankhurst) but on the fictional Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan
), a working-class laundress who lives in a tiny flat with her husband and co-worker Sonny (Ben Whishaw
) and their young son. When a friend (Anne-Marie Duff
) can’t testify to parliament about the plight of working women on account of being beaten up by her husband, Maud takes her place. And the opportunity to have her voice heard unlocks an anger which finds release in activism, but comes at quite a price.
In Monxton & Amport Village Hall
Wednesday 20th January at 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Available from Caroline Unwin (772375), Veronica Bacon (771285), Karin Staines (712061) or Jennifer Richards (710308).
Refreshments in the interval
Dates for your diary:
Friday 26 February: Everest
Tuesday 29 March: The Lady in the Van
Friday 22 April: Steve Jobs