Special Screenings


  • Description
  • In the 1960s, the Dagenham factory was one of the largest assembly plants in Europe. Alongside 55,000 men, 187 women worked as machinists stitching car seats. Despite their highly specialized work, the women were classified as unskilled workers and paid only a fraction of what the men earned. In 1968, the feisty women decided to take a stand for their rights and went on strike. When the factory eventually ran out of finished seat upholstery, the entire operation closed, leading to a national crisis. Based on true events, director Nigel Cole (CALENDAR GIRLS) celebrates the courage and joyous spirit of these women who fought to achieve social change. With warm, exuberant performances from a terrific ensemble cast including Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Rosamund Pike, the film chronicles a crucial moment in a decade of upheaval, when the fight for equality was lead by ordinary women.

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