Independent & World Films at the Library

Showing at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Suffragette (U.K.)

Suffragette is a great historical drama with a story taking place in a period when women’s suffrage was impacting most major countries of the world in a big way. Carey Mulligan gives a searing performance as Maud, a young woman whose life revolves around her husband and child and her exhausting and dangerous job at an industrial laundry. While one film can hardly do justice to the complexities of the suffragette movement, this does a good job of highlighting the personal struggles that ordinary women like Maud would have endured. Her innate sense of justice and morality is the springboard for her initially hesitant involvement in the movement through to her absolute commitment to it. The story is grim and real and reminds us that rights and privileges we take for granted, have been fought for by people of enormous courage. Ultimately, Maud’s story of suffering and sacrifice highlights how it is often those who give the most for a cause who do not gain as much as those who follow and reap the benefits of change.

Run time: 107 minutes

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2016

January 14: Belle (Great Britain)
January 28: Tracks (Australia)

2015

January 8: The Hundred-Foot Journey (India/U.S.)
February 12: Ilo Ilo (Singapore)
February 26: Love is Strange (U.S.)
March 12: The Theory of Everything (Great Britain)
March 26: Birdman (U.S.)
April 9: The Patience Stone (Afghanistan)
April 23: Pride (Great Britain)
May 14: For a Woman (France)
May 28: Leviathan (Russia)
June 11: The Good Lie (Canada)
June 25: My Old Lady (Great Britain/U.S./France)
July 9: Wild Tales (Argentina)
July 23: Home (U.S.)
August 13: Tangerines (Estonia and Georgia)
August 24: Far From the Madding Crowd (Great Britain)
September 10: A Little Chaos (Great Britain)
October 8: Calvary (Ireland)
October 22: The Innocents (U.S.)
November 12: Little Boy (U.S.)
December 10: Mr. Holmes (Great Britain)

2014

March 13: Blue Jasmine (U.S.)
March 27: 12 Years a Slave (U.S.)
April 24: The Book Thief (U.S.)
May 8: Wadja (Saudi Arabia)
May 22: Inside Llewyn Davis (U.S.)
June 12: Instructions Not Included (Mexico)
June 26: Stories We Tell (Canada)
July 19: Oranges & Sunshine (Australia)
July 24: Love is All You Need (Denmark)
August 14: Still Mine (Canada)
August 28: The Lunchbox (India)
September 11: Shun Li and the Poet (Italy)
September 25: The Past (France)
October 9: Words and Pictures (U.S.)
October 23: Gloria (Chile)
November 13: Chef (U.S.)
December 11: 8 Women (France)

2013

January 10: Beasts of the Southern Wild (U.S.)
January 24: Last Ride (Australia)
February 14: Foreign Letters (U.S.)
February 28: Elena (Russia)
March 14: Anna Karenina (Great Britain)
March 28: Tokyo Sonata (Japan)
April 11: Robot & Frank (U.S.)
April 25: Queen of Hearts (France)
May 9: Of Gods and Men (France)
May 23: A Late Quartet (U.S.)
June 13: The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina)
June 27: Rust and Bone (France)
July 11: Teddy Bear (Denmark)
July 19: Codex (U.S.)
July 25: NO (Chile)
August 8: Smashed (U.S.)
August 22: Found Memories (Brazil)
August 28: The Lunch Box (India)

2012

January 26: Sarah's Key (France & U.S.)
February 9: Beginners (U.S.)
March 8: Incendies (Canada & France)
March 22: Made in Dagenham (Great Britain)
April 12: Take Shelter (U.S.)
May 10: The Piano in a Factory (China)
May 24: In a Better World (Denmark)
June 14: O'Horten (Norway)
June 28: Albert Nobbs (United Kingdom)
July 12: My Name is Khan (India)
July 26: The Woman on the 6th Floor (France)
August 9: Come Undone (Italy)
August 23: Footnote (Israel)
September 13: A Separation (Iran)
September 27: Another Year (U.K.)
October 11: Life Above All (South Africa)
October 26: The Devil's Backbone (Spain)
November 8: Train of Life (France)
December 13: Auntie Mame (U.S.)
December 27: Where Do We Go Now? (Lebanon)

2011

May 19: Bomber (U.S./U.K.)
June 16: 1981 (Canada)
July 21: Only When I Dance (Brazil)
August 18: The Drummer (Hong Kong)
September 15: The Wind Journeys (Columbia)
October 20: If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Romania)
November 17: The Colors of the Mountain (Columbia)
December 15: Holiday Affair (U.S.)