The Divine Order

Times:

  • 2:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents “The Divine Order”, Petra Volpe’s Tribeca Film Festival winner. Set in the year 1971, the film tells the story of Nora, an unassuming housewife who is suddenly thrust into the center of Switzerland’s woman’s suffrage movement. Despite facing backlash, Nora feels led to move forward and build up a following in order to secure the right for all women to vote, even if it means going on strike and leaving behind a comfortable life in order to do what’s right. With a strong ensemble cast and a powerful, resonating message, “The Divine Order” tells a story of of regular people fighting for what’s right against all odds. Starring Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek and Rachel Braunschweig. Presented in Swiss with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Petra Volpe
USA • 96 minutes • Not rated (includes some sexual content)
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

SCREENING SPONSOR:
WILPF – Fresno Branch

Reviews

"[T]he film never feels stilted or preachy; rather, it radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines in the face of immense obstacles." — Nick Schager, Variety
"The Divine Order has a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger." — Wendy Ide, ScreenDaily
"[T]he film never feels stilted or preachy; rather, it radiates an infectious admiration for the courage shown by its heroines in the face of immense obstacles." — Nick Schager, Variety
"The Divine Order has a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger." — Wendy Ide, ScreenDaily

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.