". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Suffragette - Film

The opening here of the film, Suffragette, I've been looking forward to for quite some time.  Here's an article that describes one of the reasons for my anticipation. The characters in the film are a mixture of historical personages in the movement, with additional fictional figures, as both our heroines and their opponents.

Helena Bonham Carter, evidently giving better than her character, Edith Ellyn, takes.
Trailer for Suffragette:

Suffragette opens here on Friday.  But on Friday I'll be leaving Charlottesville, VA where we did the New Dominion Bookstore on Thursday at 5:30, on the way to Raleigh - Durham, where we have several events for the next few days, including at but not exclusive to Duke and Chapel Hill, such  Quail Ridge Bookstore at 2:PM on Sunday, the 25th.

So no movie going for moi.  Maybe Halloween weekend there might be time? But so much packing and preparation for the following week, when we'll be out all week in Virginia, Maryland and D.C.  That week is going to be a killer, just like next week will be.

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