Join the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition for the Opening Night Screening of “The Divine Order” at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, Friday, December 1 at 7 pm!
About the movie: Political and religious leaders in Switzerland cited the Divine Order as the reason why women still did not have to right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a seemingly unremarkable housewife from a quaint village who must learn to become an unflinching suffragette leader. After organizing the village’s first meeting to support women getting the right to vote, her family is mocked, bullied, and shunned. Despite the obstacles and backlash, Nora perseveres and convinces the village women to go on strike, abandoning their homes and families. A strong ensemble cast brings the story to its inspirational conclusion when Swiss women finally secure the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order is a heartfelt and captivating film about regular people demanding their right to an equal voice. (Dan Hunt, Tribeca Film Festival Guide, 2017)
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film (Tribeca Film Festival), The Divine Order is Switzerland’s submission for Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar®. Director Petra Volpe, winner of the Nora Ephron Prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, will be present to answer audience questions after the movie.
Seats are limited. To donate and obtain your ticket(s), visit our fiscal sponsor’s website. Choose from a variety of giving levels, and please give as generously as you can. Donations will be made via the Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF), WSCC’s fiscal sponsor. WBF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; therefore, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.