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W H A T :
  • Director: Katja von Garnier, USA, 2004, running time 125 minutes.
  • Genre: Docu-Drama based on a true story
  • Social hour 60 minutes before each screening, with cash bar and a la carte hors d'ouerves from the Europa Bistro and Café plus exhibits by event sponsors.

  • W H E N :
  • One Day, Two Screenings Only
  • Saturday, September 8, 4:00 & 7:30 pm
  • Doors open for social hour 60 minutes before screenings; seating 30 minutes before screenings.

  • W H E R E :
  • The Carnegie Arts Center
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011  
  • Easy Access, Free Parking:
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  • T I C K E T S :
  • There is no admission charge for this event, but attendees are required to register in advance to secure seats and help us know when the theatre reaches capacity.
  • A free-will donation from attendees would be helpful and appreciated. Donation levels for similar events typically start at $5 for students and $10 or $20 for the general public; patrons may give more if they desire.

  • How to Reserve Seats

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  • Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p
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    Program Cover, Washington March 1913

    Discussion Leaders

    Jane Anderson
    4:00 & 7:30 screenings
    Jane Anderson A small business owner, political scientist and educator, Dr. Anderson has taught at the University of Cincinnati for thirty years, where she was affiliated with the Center for Women's Studies and taught Political Science, focusing on American, state and local politics and government. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.

    Jane's civic involvement includes membership in the Cincinnati Human Relations Committee, the Voter Turnout Task Force, Leadership Cincinnati, the League of Women Voters, the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus, the Cincinnatus Association, the Women's Fund and many other organizations.

    As a candidate for state and local office and as a campaigner for other women candidates, Dr. Anderson has learned first hand the incredible power, and potential to make a difference, of women who get involved in politics.

    Kathy Helmbock
    7:30 screening
    After receiving a degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky, Kathy spent three years at Procter & Gamble, three years with Baldwin Piano and thirty-one years with Shillito/Lazarus in advertising management.

    Kathy has been active in community and church affairs and the League of Women Voters for many years, She has also served on the boards of the Woman's City Club, Friends of Women's Studies at the University of Cincinnati, Planned Parenthood, etc. Most notable is her forty-year involvement as a leader in both the National Organization for Women and the Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus.

    Roxanne Qualls
    4:00 screening
    Jane Anderson In addition to serving three terms as mayor of Cincinnati, over the last four decades Roxanne Qualls has consistently contributed her expertise and leadership to social service, cultural, educational and governmental organizations in our community. Before serving on Cincinnati City Council (1991-1999), she led the Women's Crisis Center, Women Helping Women and the Cincinnati office of the Ohio Citizen Action group.

    She studied History at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky and Urban Planning at the University of Cincinnati. After her service as mayor ended in 1999, Roxanne was awarded fellowships at Harvard University, where she earned her Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government in 2002.

    In the decade following her return to Cincinnati, Roxanne taught in the Public Administration program at Northern Kentucky University, where she also served as the director of NKU's Institute for Public Leadership and Public Affairs. She returned to Cincinnati City Council in 2007, where she currently serves as chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


    Elaine Jarchow
    4:00 screening
    Elaine Jarchow With a BA from Ohio University, an MA and PhD from Kent State University, Elaine Jarchow was the Dean of the College of Education at Texas Tech University, Dean of Academic Affairs at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Dean of the College of Education at Zayed University in Dubai.

    More recently Dr. Jarchow served as Dean of the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University, 2004-2009, and then as Dean of International Eduation and Director of the NKU International Education Center until her retirement in 2011. Her specialties include curriculum development in emerging democracies and cultural awareness in faculty exchange settings. Elaine has served as a consultant in China, Mexico and Central America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

    Martha Viehmann
    7:30 screening
    Martha Viehmann With a BA from Dartmouth and PhD from Yale, and educational focus on Literature and Culture, American Studies and writing, Martha Viehmann has taught at the college level at NKU, Xavier, the University of Colorado and the University of Denver.

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    The story of how two feisty, smart, independent young women changed the course of American history

    League of Women on Cincinnati's Fountain Square Cincinnati World Cinema and the League of Women Voters present IRON JAWED ANGELS, a timely, entertaining and important film based on the true story of the struggle to guarantee the right to vote for American women.

    This special event features two screenings on Saturday, September 8, at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm, each followed with discussions led by prominent Cincinnati women, involved for many years in education, government and women's issues. Their depth of knowledge and first-hand local experience will enhance the experience of watching IRON JAWED ANGELS. In addition, the event sponsors will share conversation and information before and between the screenings.

    As a community service, admission to IRON JAWED ANGELS is free. Tickets are required for admission, via registration on the Internet or by calling 859 957 3456. To offset the cost of producing the event, donations will be cheerfully accepted! Discussion leaders and sponsors are listed below. Plan now to join us for the film and discussion, plus the social hour, food, beverage and conversation offered one hour before each screening.


    "This is inspiring for women of all ages ... I was really moved by the drive and courage of these women." ~ Hilary Swank

    Cincinnati World Cinema :: IJA Cast
    Sometimes, history can be dry, boring and disconnected from present day events. In a way that is neither preachy or pedantic, IRON JAWED ANGELS avoids these pitfalls by infusing the production with ample dialogue and character development, and a heightened sense of drama, all courtesy of a wise and witty screenplay.

    The performances are first-rate, from the charismatic Hilary Swank to the feisty Jennifer O'Connor to the tightly-wrapped Anjelica Huston, with a talented international ensemble including Julia Ormond, Vera Farmiga, Laura Fraser, Brooke Smith, Adilah Barnes and Molly Parker.

    IRON JAWED ANGELS is very well acted, features terrific production design, costumes and modern cinematography including the use of hand-held cameras plus fast and slow motion editing. Equally notable is the music – contemporary pop/rock – from Lauryn Hill, Sarah McLachlan, Jasmin Tabatabai & Tico Zamora, St. Germain, Mandalay, Titiyo, Vertical Horizon, et. al., which helps connect a younger generation to the suffragists' fight for equal rights. With remarkably little variance from the facts, the cast portrays actual historical figures with only a few fictional minor characters inserted to aid in plot advancement.

    Produced by HBO's highly regarded Film Division and filmed in wide-screen format, IRON JAWED ANGELS preimiered to standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival, but was not released in theatres, screening only on the HBO cable/satellite network. Nominated for five Emmy's and numerous other awards, it won both a Golden Globe and Golden Satellite for Anjelica Huston as Best Supporting Actress, a Pen Center Literary Award for writing and a Screen Actors Guild award for Hilary Swank for Outstanding Performance by a female actor.

    Learn more about the cast...


    A country divided. Hesitation to confront a wartime president. Mistreatment of prisoners. Sounds like modern times, but this was America circa 95 years ago. Way back in 1848 the women's suffrage movement held a national convention in upstate New York, and starting in 1869, women from suffrage groups came to Washington D.C. each and every year, petitioning the federal government for the right to vote. For the next 43 years, through 1912, the members of Congress displayed little regard for the millions of signatures on the petitions - never once debating a single petition in the House of Representatives.

    The film frames three pivotal points in American history, spanning 1912 -1920 — READ MORE...

    How They Did It
    Founded and led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, the National Woman's Party had only 50,000 members, roughly 3% the size of its parent organization, the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Yet, in a relatively short period of time, the NWP successfully pressured the President, Congress and state legislatures into supporting passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing the nationwide right to vote for women.

    NWP strategy and tactics produced an effective blueprint for future civil rights and social issues efforts. Learn more in this article prepared by the American Memory unit of the Library of Congress.


    Less than 100 years ago, women in America did not have the right to vote in national elections. Today, the story of the lengthy struggle to amend the U.S. Constitution is often little more than a footnote in our history books. With voter suppression on the rise in America, people of all ages and all walks of life should know about the sacrifice and effort expended in obtaining a right that so many take for granted today.

    Visit our Educator Resources page for links and downloads including relevant history, biographies, timelines, videos, teaching guides, class projects, etc.



    Cincinnati World Cinema An all-volunteer organization now in its eleventh year, CINCINNATI WORLD CINEMA showcases outstanding motion pictures not normally shown in the metro area, with focus on those that explore the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity.

    Presenting international, independent, documentary and short films that inform and entertain, CWC events typically include discussions with filmmakers or local experts to enhance audience experience.   
    (859) 957 FILM, CincyWorldCinema.org.

    League of Women Voters The LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. After the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Cincinnati Area branch began operation in October, 1920, with the goal of assisting women in exercising their newly won voting rights and responsiblities.
    (513) 281 8683, LWVcincinnati.org.


    The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Cincinnati chapter is part of a long-established national organization with approximately 1,000 branches and 100,000 members that advocates for education and equity.
    The AAUW Foundation funds research on women and education, and offers fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe. The AAUW Legal Fund provides funds and a support system for women seeking redress for sex discrimination in higher education.
    (513) 665 6590, AAUWcincinnati.
       new AAUW website as of September, 2012.

    Founded in 1972, the CINCINNATI WOMEN'S POLITICAL CAUCUS is a multi-partisan coalition of persons from all backgrounds, economic levels and political concerns, focused on participation in politics and government. Dedicated to the eradication of discrimination in any form, the CWPC holds educational forums, and endorses and supports progressive women who run for office.     CWPC.org.

    Woman's City Club The mission of the WOMAN'S CITY CLUB OF GREATER CINCINNATI is to secure a more just and livable community for all. WCC programs educate, encourage and equip citizens to play an active role in civic affairs. Committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness, the organization collaborates with other community organizations in the city, working toward shared goals.
    (513) 751 0100, WomansCityClub.org.

    YWCA Cincinnati
    For 144 years, the YWCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI has been dedicated to our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA identifies the needs of women in our community and develops effective programs and services providing positive change in the lives of women and their families.

    YWCA efforts include ending violence against women, providing GED training and career counseling, childcare, youth services, health and wellness programming, as well as developing women as community leaders. Find out more about our important work:
    (513) 241 7090, YWCAcincinnati.org.

    Cincy NOW CINCINNATI NOW is the Cincinnati chapter of the National Organization for Women. It is a grassroots organization serving women and men committed to women's rights. Following national NOW's lead, the Cincinnati chapter is dedicated to taking action to bring about equality for all women.
    Cincy NOW


    Carnegie Arts CenterTHE CARNEGIE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS has been the home of Cincinnati World Cinema for four years and has hosted approximately 100 CWC film-and-discussion events.

    The Carnegie produces in-house theatrical and musical events, the Carnegie Theatre Series and the Carnegie In Concert Series, in the Budig Auditorium; and offers numerous artistic exhibitions in its multiple galleries. In addition, the Carnegie houses the Eva G. Farris Education Center, bringing performances and creative experiences to local children who might not otherwise be exposed to the arts.

    Situated ten blocks south of the Ohio River, the Carnegie is a one-of-a-kind gem in Northern Kentucky, easily accessible and definitely worth visiting by everyone in the Greater Cincinnati metro area.
    (859) 491 2030, thecarnegie.com

    HBO HBO FILMS, a division of the HBO network, began producing films in 1983. With exceptional stories, casts and production values, their creations are regarded as top-quality and groundbreaking. HBO productions have garnered hundreds of Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

    When first announcing the film concept of IRON JAWED ANGELS in 2002, Colin Callender, president of HBO films, said this: "Only 80 years ago, women in this country were disenfranchised. We're trying to bring this historical story to a contemporary younger audience who may not know this story. Hopefully it'll blow the cobwebs out of historical dramas. Hilary brings a tremendous performance to a pivotal story in Women's Rights. And Katja von Garnier's remarkable flair as a filmmaker sheds light on important moments of this nation's history with a distinctive modern touch."
    HBO Films