Pic­ture per­fect

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen coun­cil­lor is urg­ing res­i­dents to go and see the film Suf­fragette af­ter at­tend­ing a spe­cial screen­ing of the movie in Hamil­ton.

Coun­cil­lor Ger­ard Killen was at Hamil­ton’s Vue cine­mas for the event, hosted by fel­low Labour coun­cil­lor, Mon­ica Len­non.

The event helped raise money for Women’s Aid South La­nark­shire and East Ren­frew­shire. The con­tri­bu­tions from ticket money and in­di­vid­ual do­na­tions raised over £500 for the char­ity.

Coun­cil­lor Killen said:“It was a fan­tas­tic non­par­ti­san gath­er­ing of peo­ple who were there to en­joy the film .

“The film is a stir­ring re­minder of the enor­mous strug­gles of th­ese in­spir­ing women and their bat­tle for equal­ity that con­tin­ues to this day.

“It would be great if we could get it shown in schools.”

Suf­fragette tells the story of the bat­tle for women’s votes in Ed­war­dian Bri­tain just be­fore the First World War. It stars Carey Mul­li­gan, He­lena Bon­ham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff.

On film The spe­cial screen­ing was a great suc­cess

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