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Film screening and discussion: "Iron Jawed Angels"

November 26, 2012

Friday, November 30
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Event from 7 to 9:30 p.m
Behavioral Sciences Building Rm. 131 

Join us for CSU's Gender in Film series as we host a screening of the award winning film, "Iron Jawed Angels." The event is free and open to the public.

Movie portrays suffrage movement

"Iron Jawed Angels" (2004), starring Hilary Swank, Frances O'Connor Julia Ormond, and Angelica Huston, focuses on the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s. Based on a true story, it portrays "defiant young activists taking the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote."

The film was a premiere selection at the Sundance Film Festival (2004), and was also awarded:

  • PEN USA's 2005 Literary Award for the best screenplay
  • EPIC Award, 2005 (Enhancing Perceptions in Culture)
  • ASC Achievement Award, for direction of photography
  • Golden Globe Award to Angelica Huston; Golden Globe nomination to Hilary Swank

Commentary to follow film

Following the viewing, we will reserve 30 minutes for commentary and a panel-led discussion about the film to support dialogue about gender issues in contemporary life. 


This event is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, International Development Studies, the Center for Women and Gender Advocacy and Inequality Matters.

Contact: Leslie Merriman