She went to school in the ’60s, wooed suitors in the late 1800s, felt heartbreak in the not-too-distant future, and, this year, Carey Mulligan continues her cinematic time-traveling in Suffragette. In director Sarah Gavron’s London-set drama, Mulligan plays Maud Watts, an over-worked wife who finds inspiration and purpose in the burgeoning feminist movement. Suffragette has already hit Chicago theaters and, if you’d like to see it for free, The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to win a pair of ROE passes to see it at any Chicago-area Landmark Theater. For your chance to win, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Winners will be notified via email. Note: ROE passes will work at Landmark Theaters only, beginning on Monday, November 9, and are valid Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow Suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.”