Iron Jawed Angels
November 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Katja von Garnier’s “Iron Jawed Angels” tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote.
Swank and O’Connor head an outstanding female ensemble, with Julia Ormond, Molly Parker, Laura Fraser, Brooke Smith and Vera Farmiga as a rebel band of young women seeking their seat at the table; and such cinematic icons as Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, and Anjelica Huston as the steely older generation of suffragettes.
Utilizing a pulsing soundtrack, vivid colors, and a freewheeling camera, Katja von Garnier’s driving filmmaking style shakes up the preconceptions of the period film and gives history a vibrant contemporary energy and relevance.
Joining us will be special guest, Dr. Susan Goodier.
The SUNY Oneonta professor specializes woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920 and and is the author of the new book coauthored with Karen Pastorello, Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (Cornell University Press 2017)
Susan Goodier studies U.S. women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. She earned a master’s degree in Gender History in 1999, a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies, in 2007, and a Women’s Studies master’s degree in 2008, all from SUNY at Albany. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressivism.
Dr. Goodier is a public scholar for Humanities New York and the coordinator for the Upstate New York Women’s History Organization (UNYWHO). She is the book review editor for the New York History journal; this fall she is editing a double issue on woman suffrage. The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013.
Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.
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