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Made In Dagenham Preview/Synopsis

November 19

Directed by Nigel Cole ( A lot Like Love ) starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Rosamund Pike, Richard Schiff, Daniel Mays, Rupert Graves, Jaimie Winstone. Written by William Ivory, cinematography by John de Borman ( An Education, The Full Monty ) editing by Michael Parker ( Run Fat Boy Run )Original music by David Arnold ( Independence Day, Stargate )

The film is a dramatisation of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination and the desire for equal pay. The walkout was instrumental in the Equal Pay Act 1970. The women did not actually work at the Dagenham assembly plant but a mile or so away on the other side of the rail tracks at the River Plant (a collection of sheds) on Sammy Williams land near Dagenham Dock Station. The Halewood-based women also joined the strike.

Rated R for language and brief sexuality 113 min.

Oscar chances ? Looking pretty good for either Miranda Richardson or Rosamund Pike in support, as the rumor is they steal the show. Also good possibility for Hawkins to earn a Golden Globe nod in lead actress in the Musical/Comedy category.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !