Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 p.m. EST
Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307
NWHM will host a viewing of HBO’s film on the Suffrage Movement, “Iron Jawed Angels,” followed by a brief discussion. The event will be held at the Martha Washington Library in Alexandria, VA. Popcorn and drinks will be included! We’ll be in the library’s large meeting room, but if you can’t find us, just ask the workers at the information desk where the NWHM movie viewing is taking place.
Synopsis of film: The fight for women’s voting rights has rarely been given as dramatic a treatment as in Iron Jawed Angels. Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry) and Frances O’Connor (Mansfield Park) star as second-wave suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who led the final fight for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The mounting energy of the fight–and the increasingly nasty opposition–gains real momentum when a wartime picket line leads to Paul, Burns, and their sisters-in-arms being arrested on trumped-up charges and imprisoned.