In commemoration and celebration of the Women’s Suffrage movement, C Fylm and the National Trust are hosting a screening of the film Suffragette at Trelissick on Wednesday 29th August, with an accompanying talk about Ida Copeland, the former owner of Trelissick and one of the earliest women to join parliament.
Suffragette is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote. Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) is one such foot soldier. Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.
100 years ago, some women secured the vote when The Representation of the People Act was passed. In light of this, the National Trust is running a year-long programme, called Women and Power, which celebrates the lives and work of some remarkable women who lived in our special places. At Trelissick, the National Trust are telling the story of Ida Copeland MP whose social activism and philanthropy in the early-mid 20th Century made her one of the most remarkable owners of the estate.
Doors will open at 7.15pm with the film starting at 7.45pm. There will be a bar and nibbles. Tickets can be bought in advance from Cornish Riviera Box Office here or by calling 01726 879500.
Entrance to the film and talk will cost £6, which includes a year’s C Fylm membership – once you join, you can then access low-cost film screenings in any one of the 32 C Fylm clubs across Cornwall, which can be found on the C Fylm website here.