Made in Dagenham - The Curzon
PUBLISHED: 15:26 19 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:30 19 October 2010
IT'S 1968 in Dagenham, but far from the swinging sixties, the Ford motor company is under threat from the unlikeliest of places: the female sewing machinists.
Made in Dagenham (15), to be shown in Clevedon, plots the fight put up by the women as they down tools after being reclassified as ‘unskilled’.
With humour, commonsense and courage they take on their US paymasters, the local community, and finally the Government, to strike an everlasting blow for equal pay for women.
The catalyst for the women’s struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita (Sally Hawkins), whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents.
Also starring Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins, the film will be shown at The Curzon Community Cinema from October 15-21.
On October 16, award-winning screenwriter William Ivory will be at the cinema for the evening screening and will be available to answer questions from the audience afterwards. Advance tickets for this are available on 07868 422089.
* On October 16-17, the classic time-travel comedy Back to the Future (PG) will be shown in Clevedon at 2pm.
Starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the film is back on the big screen in a new digital print to mark its 25th anniversary.
Marty McFly is sent back thirty years to the 1950s in his friend Doc Brown’s time machine. Here he must ensure his parents get together so that he can be born, before finding a way to get back to the future.
* For full viewing times and more details call 01275 871000 or visit www.curzon.org.uk