Iron-Jawed Angels is Second Sunday Cinema's Free Film for Aug. 12
Sunday, August 12 2012, 5:45pm - 8:30pm
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Iron-Jawed-Angels is not a documentary. Rather, it is an engaging and exciting HBO feature film starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul, a Suffragette adamantine in her insistence that women must have the right to vote. She had the company of many other strong, determined women who suffered much as activists suffer today. Belittled, physically attacked and even tortured in jail when these determined, non-violent activists refused to back down. This film has been widely praised for bringing history vibrantly alive. It is also loved for its edgy, modern feel, its music, its fine direction and the vibrant acting not only by Swank, but by Frances O'Connor, Julia Ormond and Angelic Huston.
Following the film, Jan Cook, a Lake County resident who suggested this fine and moving film, will share information on Lake County connections to the Suffragist movement. A member of her own family, and a Lake County woman both stood silently in front of the White House. They were attacked by a violent mob of men, and were then arrested for "starting a riot". There are clear resonances with activism today! Don't miss this absorbing and inspiring election-year movie.
Location: The Clearlake United Methodist Church at 14521 Pearl Ave, near Mullen in Clearlake Contact: Shannon at 889-7355
Sunday, August 12. Doors open at 5:30, film at 6pm. Free, as always!