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“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”

“Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema”
A film and discussion program

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
at 6 p.m.
Ragtag Theatre,  10 Hitt Street

Admission is free.

Historian and writer Kay Sloan has unearthed and assembled rare films that open a historic window onto how women’s suffrage was represented in early American cinema—from Charlie Chaplin in drag to a fiery and prescient speech from president of the Women’s Political Union, Harriet Stanton Blatch.

Following the film showing, there will be discussion featuring Kay Sloan, the film director, via Skype, and Professor Kerri Yost, associate professor of Digital Film Making at Stephens College.

At this event, Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk, will provide an opportunity for voter registration.

The program free and open to the public thanks to a generous donation from a League member.

This program is one of a series of films in which the League of Women Voters is partnering with Ragtag Cinema in this anniversary year of Women’s Right to Vote.