Film Screenings

Iron Jawed Angels | Film Club

When: 2018-03-13 17:00 - 2018-03-13 19:05
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 American historical drama film. It focuses on the American women’s suffrage movement during the 1910s. The film follows political suffragists leaders Paul and Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote. The film begins as Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor) return from England where they met while participating in the Women’s Social and Political Union.

The pair presents a plan to the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) to push directly in Washington for women’s rights to vote nationally. They see that their ideas were much too forceful for the established leaders. They start by organizing the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade, when relations between the American government and the NWP protesters also intensify, as many women are arrested for their actions, charged with “obstructing traffic.” The arrested women are locked from seeing visitors or lawyers, until a U.S. Senator manages to visit his wife, one of the imprisoned women.

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10