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Made In Dagenham


exclusive preview screening


21 September 2010, 7pm sharp

Cineworld Cinema, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

All seating is unreserved

Contact info:
+ 353 1 6624120

With thanks to Paramount Films

The Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted host an Exclusive Preview Screening of Made In Dagenham, the latest feature film from Calendar Girls and Saving Grace director Nigel Cole.

The exclusive preview screening takes place at 7pm sharp on Tuesday, September 21st at Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

About the Film

Made in Dagenham stars the award winning Sally Hawkins as Rita O’Grady who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act.  Working in extremely impoverished conditions for long arduous hours which they must balance with their domestic lives, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as “unskilled”. 

With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself.  The leader of the women’s struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle's struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.

The film will be released in cinemas nationwide on 1st October 2010.