Have you taken part in any of the events to celebrate International Women’s Day this month? If not, there’s still time to catch two films as part of the celebration.
The Curzon Victoria is hosting two films – Miss Representation and Suffragette with the Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham Violence against Women and Girls Strategic Partnership.
Miss Representation – Thursday, 17 March – 6pm-9pm.
Miss Representation (directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 95 mins) explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
Tickets are free but must be booked through EventBrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/miss-representation-film-screening-for-international-womens-day-2016-tickets-22180006998.
Suffragette – Thursday, 24 March – 6pm-9pm
Suffragette (directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan) 105 mins) tells the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Again, tickets are free but must be booked through EventBrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/suffragette-film-screening-for-international-womens-day-2016-tickets-22181077199
Both films will be introduced by Meghan Field, the Shared Services Violence Against Women and Girls Strategic Lead. There will be discussion and networking opportunities at the cinema before and after the screening.