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Iron Jawed Angels Film Screening
March 8 @ 6:00 pm
Katja von Garnier’s exuberant tour de force tells the amazing story of fierce young suffragettes fighting for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Headlining the stellar cast are Hillary Swank as brainy, charismatic Alice Paul, and Frances O’Connor as smart, cheeky Alice Burns – real-life women who mobilized a defiant vanguard that gave Congress a run for its money.
In 1912, Paul and Burns take the reins of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association’s (NAWSA) committee in Washington, D.C., where they organize a landmark parade on President Wilson’s inauguration day. The march is violently disrupted by men on the sidelines. Many more ordeals follow, including opposition from more conservative NAWSA old guard and grisly sentences as political prisoners.