Viewing: April 14,2020
Director: Katja von Garnier
Writer(s): Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer, Jennifer Friedes
Cast: Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Frances O'Connor, Angelica Hutson
Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) was an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women’s citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman’s Party and wrote the first equal rights amendment to be presented before Congress. Together with social reformer Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), Paul struggled against conservative forces to pass the 19th amendment and led a well-publicized hunger strike, earning her activists the moniker,”the iron-jawed angels.”
Free admission, as part of our Women Pioneers Series, celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage.
This spring, the Athena is proud to present four profound films celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. All shows feature intros and post-show talks, and all shows are free admission.
This series is sponsored by Ohio University Libraries, School of Film, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Margaret Boyd Scholars, English Department, History Department, Women’s Center, and Arts for Ohio.