9a-5p: LABOR FILM POSTER EXHIBIT
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Coming up tomorrow: "Forked" (with Saru Jayaraman); WPA Mural Tour; "Conservative CounterRevolution" (with Tula Connell)
LABOR FILM POSTER EXHIBIT
Wed, May 4, 9am – 5pm
AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
FREE; open 9a-5p weekdays
This exhibition of film posters and stills representsa wide range of Hollywood, independent and foreign films that incorporate workplace and organizing themes. Many of the films presented here have helped bring public attention to important stories about worker safety, the exploitation of immigrant workers, impediments to achieving union recognition and other important issues. Many are also exceptional works of art. The exhibition is selected from a larger collection owned by the DC Labor FilmFest, made possible by the support and generosity of Jules Bernstein.
Wed, May 4, 7pm – 9pm
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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Hosted by the National Nurses United (NNU) and the Washington Teachers Union
In the story of laundry worker Maud (Carey Mulligan), Suffragette reveals the working women whose actions for social justice were the foundation for the early feminist movement; they had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing and, inspired by leaders such as Emmeline Pankhurst, were radicalized and turned to violence as the only route to change. Set in London in 1912, the film is a fascinating evocation of life for woman across British society at the time, and brings us right up to date with on-going struggles faced by women around the world. Director Sarah Gavron and award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) make strong and decisive dramatic choices by giving presence to the women that history remembers – Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep) and Emily Davison (Natalie Press) – while pivoting the story on an everywoman whose experience stands in for the many activists whose names have been lost, but whose actions have prevailed. Mulligan is transfixing in the central role, bringing vulnerability and strength to a character whose story is both heartbreaking and inspirational.
DIR Sarah Gavron; SCR Abi Morgan, Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, U.K., 2015, color, 106 min. RATED PG-13; Drama