MADE IN DAGENHAM
Celebrating women workers’ rights
Starts Friday, March 25 (Limited Engagement!) Drexel Theatre 2254 E. Main St.
* Mention the FREE PRESS at Drexel Box-Office and receive $2.00 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION & $1.00 OFF SENIOR OR MATINEE ADMISSION
In 1968, Dagenham, England was the site of the largest Ford Motor factory in Europe. 168 women worked sewing seatcovers, earning a fraction of the income of their male counterparts. In the lively and entertaining MADE IN DAGENHAM (pronounced Dag-in-um) soft spoken Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins, Golden Globe winner for Happy Go Lucky) is elected to attend what is expected to be an uneventful meeting between the union and Ford execs. She and her colleagues become outraged by the lack of respect shown to female employees when they are reclassified as “unskilled workers”, even though they are using highly technical sewing machines. With humor, common sense and courage, they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself.
Roger Ebert called the film, “outstanding” and wrote that “the unexpected thing about Made in Dagenham is how entertaining it is. That’s largely due to the choice of Sally Hawkins for the lead … she shows an effortless lightness of being.” Thelma Adams of US Magazine asserts, “the marvelous Sally Hawkins shows spunk as the leader who boils over when bosses insist women don’t deserve equal pay for equal work. It’s a female ‘Full Monty’.” Made in Dagenham is a retro romp with heat, smarts and soul about a brave grassroots movement that continues to be extraordinarily relevant today. Starts Friday for a limited engagement, 113 minutes, rated R. Co-starring Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Rosamund Pike and Rupert Graves.
“SALLY HAWKINS IS IRRESSISIBLE IN THIS FUNNY, TOUCHING AND VITAL SALUTE TO WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE!” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
To see the official trailer and website visit –
FOR SHOWTIMES – visit www.drexel.net or call (614) 231-9512. DREXEL THEATRE, 2254 E. Main St.