On Sunday, February 13st at 2 p.m., Darien Library, in co-sponsorship with the League of Women Voters, will present the film Iron Jawed Angels.
The film, from 2004, stars Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Frances O’Connor, and Julia Ormond.
Iron Jawed Angels is the story of two important women in the history of suffrage in the United States. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns began a more radical branch of women fighting for the right to vote. They found themselves up against powerful men, an atmosphere of chauvinism, an unconcerned President (Woodrow Wilson) and even their own more conservative counterparts. These women risk their lives and loves to fight for what they believe in. (This film is not rated. Running time is 124 minutes.)
"Iron Jawed Angels” is an important history lesson told in a fresh, and blazing fashion. Two thumbs up!” – Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper
“Iron Jawed Angels tells that story in a robust, well-produced film that entertains well beyond its most basic goal. [...] German director Katja von Garnier enlivens this important story with innovative film technique, including quick cuts, offbeat camera placement and a truly unique shift of camera shutter speed within scenes. The action is also supported with modern music that works surprisingly well.” – Jack Garner, Gannett News Service
To watch the trailer, click on the image or click here.
This film screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).