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Bechdel Test Fest presents Suffragette + VIP Panel discussion ‘Votes For Women’ (Fri 23 Oct 6.30 pm, Picturehouse Central)

Directed by, written by and starring a bevy of top British talent (plus Meryl Streep) in a dramatisation of the British women's rights movement, Suffragette is an unashamedly message-driven film that headed up this year's London Film Festival.

You can read the Smoke Screen review of the film here.

Tying in with the film's cinema run, Bechdel Test Fest will host a special screening of Suffragette with Q&A discussion ‘Votes For Women’.


Women make up around 50% of the population and over 50% of the cinema-going audience. How do we get our stories to represent 50% of those on screen why has it taken so long for the important story of Suffragette to be made into a film?

Panellists: Faye Ward (Suffragette Producer), Helen Pankhurst (Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter), Sophie Mayer – film journalist (Sight & Sound and The F-Word), member of film collective Club des Femmes and lecturer in film at LCC and Queen Mary University.

Hosted by Corrina Antrobus – director of Bechdel Test Fest.

Proud to be part of THE TIME IS NOW – a UK-wide film project, launching Oct 15, celebrating women forcing change, curated and produced by Showroom Workstation and Film Hub North in partnership with Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox. THE TIME IS NOW is a BFI Film Audience Network initiative with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.