The new movie Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, tells of the hard-fought battle for the right to vote for women in the United Kingdom in the early 1900s. The film centers around working-class Maud Watts, played by Mulligan, as she becomes disillusioned with her everyday reality and joins the suffragette movement at great personal sacrifice. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric discussed the making of the movie, the real suffragettes and their lasting relevance in the world with Mulligan, director Sarah Gavron, screenwriter Abi Morgan and co-producer Alison Owen.
The premiere of the new Meryl Streep film ‘Suffragette’ was gatecrashed by a group opposing government funding cuts for victims of domestic violence. The protesters, from a group called Sisters Uncut, bypassed security to lie across the red carpet and release smoke bombs. Protestors have jumped onto the red carpet here at Sufragette premiere.. And smoke bombs off.. https://t.co/JCwIyycxRi— Kevin Hughes (@Popprince) October 7, 2015 Talking to BBC London, Janelle Brown of Sisters Uncut said: “We came to the ‘Suffragette’ premiere today because the struggle is definitely not over. Dead women can’t vote.“ "Two women each week are killed in Britain because of domestic violence.
The 59th London Film Festival kicks off in the capital tonight, giving movie buffs a chance to see some of the best unreleased films, classics, documentaries, shorts and world cinema. Among this year’s hot tickets is screenwriter Abi Morgan’s ‘Suffragette’, which launches the festival with a celebrity gala tonight, including appearances from Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw and Sam West. Telling the story of the struggle for women’s suffrage at the turn of the 20th century, it stars also Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter.