While none of the actors showed up for a grand lunch at Locanda Verde in the movie's honor, the director Sarah Gavron, producer Alison Owen, scriptwriter Abi Morgan, and Pankhurst's great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst spoke on a panel moderated by Marie Brenner, about the filmmaking and why this film is relevant now.
One hundred and sixty-seven years ago, on July 19-20, 1848, over three hundred men and women gathered at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York for the first Women's Rights Convention. There in a small industrial town on a branch of the Erie Canal in upstate New York, began a fight that would last for 72 years.
Generation Y and Millennials seem to have decided that the problem with modern politics is our leaders do not inspire us. It's not Hillary Clinton's job to illicit a warm inner glow in me every time she opens her mouth. It is clear liberal romantics are unmoved. What is less clear is why that matters?