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UCLA Film & Television Archive, The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and The Wonderful Company present

Women to the Polls: A Suffrage Film Festival

Capturing the Flag
March 8, 2020 -
March 29, 2020

All screenings in this series are free admission! Please RSVP.

The fight to secure voting rights for American women has a long and complicated history. From its origins at the beginning of the 19th century, suffragists faced evolving challenges to their movement from without and within. Their efforts and perseverance in the face of sometimes violent opposition culminated in the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. In that year, the League of Women Voters was born. To commemorate the centennial of that milestone event in American liberty, The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles has partnered with the Archive to present a film festival focused on the theme of women’s suffrage and the still unrealized goal of universal suffrage at a time when active voter suppression efforts still exist in many parts of the country. Over four Sundays in March 2020, screenings that speak to the complex history of the suffrage movement will be followed by conversations with notable figures from the political and academic worlds. Women to the Polls: A Suffrage Film Festival also shines a light on the need for continued vigilance in the fight for universal suffrage at a time when voter suppression still exists in many parts of the country. 

This series was made possible with generous support from 


Presenting media sponsor 


Additional support provided by 

 

  


Special thanks to Lois Banner; UCTV.

Programs & Events

Image Title Date and Time Location Buy Tickets
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

March 8, 2020 - 1:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
The Bostonians

The Bostonians

March 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Not For Ourselves

Not For Ourselves Alone

March 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater
Capturing the Flag

Capturing the Flag

March 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm Billy Wilder Theater