“Never underestimate the power we women have to define our own destiny”
-Emmeline Pankhurst, Suffragette
This summer, to commemorate 100 years of women’s suffrage, Pop Up Screens, presented by Benadryl, will be collaborating with the Guildhall as a part of their Women: Work & Power season. The outdoor cinema pioneers will be screening Suffragette along with other films that celebrate female empowerment from 13th- 15th August.
Catch the box office hit Wonder Woman for one night only within the historic seat of government. Nibble on a sourdough wood fired pizza and enjoy the early Hollywood feminist sass of Thelma and Louise on 14th August. The Guildhall screenings will end with a flourish, showcasing the hard hitting and critically acclaimed Suffragette on 15th August. Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Natalie Press tell the heroic tale of Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud Watts and Emily Wilding Davidson’s ‘hot blooded’ and ‘riveting’ (Telegraph) quest for female recognition in a male centric 20th century. It is indeed ‘a drama about human rights so recently and dearly worn’ (The Guardian) and a story absolutely worthy of your time at Pop Up Screens this year.
Dave Leydon, founder of Pop Up Screens says “we are honoured to be playing a part in this six month homage to the women that have become household names and the unsung heroes alike. We will cast our audiences back in time to lament the bravery of those who campainged for female suffrage, take them to the fantastical world of Wonder Woman and invite them on Thelma and Louise’s adventures in an unforgettable London setting.”
If your summer schedule is just too jam packed to find time for the Guildhall screenings (sigh), fear not, for Pop Up Screens will provide. Kick- ass women will be celebrated throughout the Pop Up summer slate. Disney’s epic recreation of Beauty and the Beast, which showcases Emma Watson at her finest, will be showing at Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith in early August. Later on in their outdoor cinema season, Pop Up will welcome 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to their new screening location Priory Park in Crouch End. The Academy Award winning female protagonist, Frances McDormand, is the ‘superb as the stoical, strong-willed’ (The Independent) and ‘hugely funny’ (NME) mother, Mildred Hayes.
Tickets will be priced from £7 for a child and adults starting from £12.50. Get yours now at www.popupscreens.co.uk
You’re welcome to bring your own blankets, beanbags and cushions or you can hire a director’s chair for £4.