This Doris Day vehicle is a big budget adaptation of a runaway Broadway success. The film is a typical romantic story set against the backdrop of a pyjama factory where the workers are striving for better pay. The Pyjama Game is a rare example of a 1950s Hollywood film that offers some sympathy to the plight of women workers.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: D.N.W. Chapter 2 International Women’s Day
Today we are thinking of the women and girls who inspire us to take action and make changes in our lives. We made this film to show our gratitude to the women past and present, from around the world who have risked everything for equality.
Throughout 2018 D.N.W. (Deeds Not Words) filmed a series of guerrilla artworks in London, Manchester and other UK cities, to mark 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed, granting some women over 30 in the UK the right to vote for the first time. Like 21st Century Suffragettes D.N.W use creative daring to honour heroines from the past and from the present day via art, activism, music, dance and documentary, highlighting the stories of the women’s suffrage movement through the eyes and voices of 21st Century women. The actions of the suffragettes will resonate in today’s landscape through original musical interventions captured in these short films which aim to energise a new wave of activists with a shared vision for gender equality, celebrating all that the Suffragettes achieved as well as highlighting what is still to be done.
The screening at 13:00 on Sunday 05 May will be followed by a free, informal post-screening discussion led by Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Associate Dean, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford