Women in Film: A Celebration

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies

Women in Film: A Celebration, 4 PM in Room 2

Join Mary Ann Handley and David Garnes at our spring film series. This time we are honoring the women’s suffrage movement (American and international) with wildly different depictions of women, real and fictional, who stood up and made a difference. All showings at 4 PM in Room 2, free admission (popcorn, too!) with pre- and post-film commentary and discussion. See you at the movies!

March 15: “Suffragette” (director Sarah Gavron). In 1912 London, an eclectic group of women is galvanized into radical political action as they work to affect women’s suffrage. (2015) Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep.

April 19: “Hidden Figures” (director Theodore Melfi). A team of female African-American mathematicians serves a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (2016). Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae.

May 24: “Nine to Five” (director Colin Higgins) Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. A comedy with something to say. (1980) Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda.