On August 26th, 1920 the United States government accorded women the right to vote. Each year, the President of the United States designates August 26th as Women’s Equality Day to commemorate this landmark decision.
Focus Features’ moving and powerful SUFFRAGETTE shines a light on women who risked everything for the right to vote, in early-20th century Britain. The cast includes Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep. The female filmmaking team includes producers Alison Owen (an Academy Award nominee) and Faye Ward (a Golden Globe Award nominee), Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan, and BAFTA Award-winning director Sarah Gavron.
In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the historic moment for equal rights, the official U.S. theatrical release poster for SUFFRAGETTE is being debuted.
This video from Focus commemorates Women’s Equality Day and the impact of Emmeline Pankhurst (played by Meryl Streep in the film)