“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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October 5: Suffragette, film screening

suffragetteSuffragette (2015, 106 min., Dir. Sarah Gavron)

a pre-release film screening

October 5, Monday
6 pm

Introduced (via Skype from London) by Director Sarah Gavron.

Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of the powerful drama about the fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother who becomes an activist for the suffragette cause alongside women from all walks of life. Suffragette is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron and written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.

Film trailer here.

Students! Enter the My Vision, My Voice Essay Contest for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.:

NYU Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street

Free entry. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please bring photo ID.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Law School; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Department of Cinema Studies; College of Arts and Science; Department of History; History of Women and Gender, Department of History; Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity.

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