Ladies Involved for Equality Sponsor Free Showing of "Iron Jawed Angels"
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 P.M.
Gemini Theater Company
7501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Ladies Involved For Equality will present a free showing of the HBO Film Iron Jawed Angels, at the Gemini Theater, Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 P.M.
Iron Jawed Angels tells the story of Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Inez Millholland, and many of the brave women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing votes for women. The film features notable performances from Hillary Swank, Angelica Huston, Frances O'Connor, Molly Parker, and Julia Ormand.
Ladies Involved For Equality (LIFE) made the decision to offer the free screening in an effort to bring more women to the polls for Pittsburgh's upcoming election and all subsequent elections. " In the context of history American women have had the right to vote for only a short time – less than 100 years," said Megan Kelly, founding member of LIFE. " Iron Jawed Angels is a film which puts in to perspective the struggle and sacrifices our foremothers made to win the right to vote for themselves, for the American women of today, for our daughters and for future generations."
The goal of the screening is to register women voters and convince those who vote only occasionally to make casting a ballot in every election a priority. "It is our hope and our goal to see all women of all races exercise their right to a voice in our democracy by casting a ballot in every election,” said Kelly.
Ladies Involved For Equality exists to promote the civic engagement of all women toward creating and realizing equality.
I saw this film when it was originally broadcast on HBO and it's certianly worth a look.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pittsburgh (Various Locations)
September 9-17, 2005
Full schedule here.
(Hat tip to Pittsblog)