Almost 100 years ago the UK finally allowed women to vote (well some women, you still had to be over 30 and own property).
The fight for that right was an epic story of bravery and sacrifice that now gets the full movie treatment in Suffragette.
Appropriately enough for a movie about the female power, this film is written, directed and produced by women. Women are still shamefully under-represented in the movie industry (as they still are in politics). The director Sarah Gavron who previously directed Brick Lane clearly has politics in her blood – her mother Nicky Gavron is on the London assembly and her father was in the House of Lords.
The film was written by Abi Morgan – is also no stranger to politics having written The Iron Lady. The talent behind the camera is matched by a superb cast: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. The men get a look in too with Brendan Gleeson and Ben Wishaw.
The film will open the London Film Festival and we’ll get to see it just a few days later at our usual home, the Tricycle Cinema.
Please join us for the powerful and still highly relevant story.
The film is at 8:40pm on Monday 12th October. We’ll be in the Tricycle bar from 8:10.
Everyone is welcome, and you can book in advance or turn up on the day. Book Row G if you want to sit with the rest of us (you don’t have to).
Monday is bargain night at the Tricycle so tickets are only £6 – less if you’re a member or a Brent resident (bring proof of address).
Afterwards we’ll head to The Black Lion across the road for a drink and discussion if it’s not too late.
Hopefully see you there,
Nathan and Mark