The nationwide release of Suffragette is only a few days away, and that means a new featurette clip for my viewers! This week, the feature is all about the Sisterhood that went into making the movie and why Suffragette was an important movie to be made all. From the writers, actors, and even the crew the movie consisted of primarily a female staff – something that doesn’t happen very often. Strength in numbers, and in a powerful story means that Suffragette is a movie that will not only inspire in its message but in what it took to make the movie.
More about Suffragette:
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. Produced by Academy Award nominee Alison Owen and Golden Globe Award nominee Faye Ward, Suffragette is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.
Suffragette is now playing in major cities, but will be released nationwide this week. Check for Suffragette showtimes at a theater near you!
Check out the Sisterhood featurette from Suffragette below: