Thursday, April 16, 2015

'SUFFRAGETTE' TEASER WITH MERYL STREEP, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BEN WHISHAW! NATGEO ORDERS 'SAINTS & STRANGERS' EPIC TV SERIES ON FIRST NEW WORLD SETTLERS!

'SAINTS & STRANGERS' 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ORDERS MAYFLOWER MINI SERIES
After scoring huge success with their Easter series KILLING JESUS National Geographic has given a green light to new scripted mini series SAINTS &STRANGERS! The four episode series, to air this Fall, will chronicle the trials and tribulations of the 101 men, women and children who boarded the Mayflower for a one-way trip to the New World. Half of these “pilgrims” were religious separatists who had abandoned their prior lives for religious freedom and an opportunity to create a new social order built on their values. The other half, “adventurers,” were mostly single males seeking financial opportunity and a rapid acquisition of wealth in a new land, or trying to escape their old identities or criminal pasts.


FIRST 'SUFFRAGETTE' TEASER
WITH MERYL STREEP, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, BEN WHISHAW
Check out a teaser for moving drama SUFFRAGETTE which is out this Autumn starring Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson! The stirring story, inspired by the early 20th century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centres on Maud (Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized - risking their very lives to ensure that women's rights would be recognized and respected.

26 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! Being from New England, I am very interested in seeing this series. Thanks for the heads-up! I think I will program it into my DVR.

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    1. Hope they will have great casting

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  2. I see Suffragette on the radar come awards season!

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  3. What does it tell us about the human race and men in particular that only a year ago blacks had no rights and women couldn't vote?

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    1. in some places they still have no rights

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  4. WOOHOO!! Look at that female cast in Suffragette. Can't wait for that to come out. What a brilliant group of actresses. :)

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    1. Meryl and Helena yes, the others not so much :)

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  5. Rights come and go. Governments get what they want when they want it. Who really wins?

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  6. It looks good. Hard to believe women had to fight for the vote not that long ago.

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  7. Really looking forward to "Suffragette"! Even the Mayflower series sounds okay -- I have a thing for Puritans.

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  8. I'd love to see Suffragette. That's an amazing cast and features an important issue.

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  9. Helena B... she is one of those actors who can be so beautiful and then not.. I guess that is why it's called acting. I am thinking I will watch this new one she is in... not so much for the Mayflower...

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    1. She is such a dear lunatic, she is!

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  10. I don't think I've ever seen a Meryl Streep movie and was disappointed. I'll definitely be tuning in once my library gets it on the shelf. (Budgets stink!!!)

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    1. you have movies in your library?

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    2. Libraries all over the US have movies that you can take home and watch & return, just like the books. Even years ago, before DVDs, my library had a large collection of videos which I happily watched when I first got a VCR. I don't need to do it anymore but my DIL gets lots of movies for the kids without having to spend money from their limited budget.

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    3. such exquisite delight! Hope they rent only good movies and the nonviolent ones

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  11. Suffragette looks like a good one with an excellent cast.

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  12. Suffragette looks like a good one with an excellent cast.

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  13. SUFFRAGETTE sounds good! I do love Helena. She's one of those kooky actresses that you just can't help but to watch!

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