June 28th 2011
"Made in Dagenham" this Saturday
An historic event took place in England in 1968 and the film MADE IN DAGENHAM tells its story. It all began in the Ford motor plant in Dagenham where women workers, originally disgruntled about a new pay scheme that classed them as unskilled, finally took umbrage at the fact that they were paid far less than their male counterparts for doing the same work. Made in Dagenham is this Saturday night's offering from the Magnetic Island Film Society to be screened at All Seasons hotel in Nelly Bay.
The description above is by ABC TV's, At the Movies reviewer, Margaret Pomeranz, who goes on to say, "The perfidy of the union bosses is on display as is the arrogance of the Ford executives. It's interesting to note that the film was made with the co-operation of the Ford Motor Company. A lot of your response to the film will depend on your attitude to Sally Hawkins as a performer, she irritated many people in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, but I liked her in that I think she's terrific in this. It's funny and moving and exhilarating." (read here)
Duration: 113 mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Director: Nige Cole
Lead actor: Sally Hawkins
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Daniel Mays
Producer: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley
Screenplay: Billy Ivory
Music: David Arnold
Distributor: Paramount Pictures Australia
Country: United Kingdom
Screening at all seasons Magnetic International, 61 Mandalay Ave Nelly Bay
Screenings at 8 pm on First Saturday of the Month
Admission: Adults $10.00; Concession $8.00; Members Free.
Annual MIFS membership: $50.00 Conc. $40.00 Annual membership includes free admission for one calendar year (11 screenings) & discount tickets to the Annual MIFS Film Festival. Half-yearly also available.
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