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‘Suffragette’ to Open Savannah Film Festival

The Savannah Film Festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 24 with “Suffragette,” starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.

The Savannah College of Art and Design runs the festival, which will also screen films including “Brooklyn,” “I Saw the Light,” “Krisha,” “Lady in the Van,” “Mia Madre,” “Miss You Already,” “Room,” “Son of Saul,” “Touched With Fire,” “Truth” and “Youth.”

Suffragette” is inspired by the early 20th century campaign of activists for women’s suffrage who risked their lives for the right of women to vote.

The festival plans to announce its Docs To Watch, After Dark Series and Competition Screenings on Oct. 1. Entries selected will compete to win more than $80,000 in cash and prizes.

The 18th annual festival runs from Oct. 24-31 in Savannah, Georgia.

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