Mardi Gras falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, and typically involves parades and partying, especially in Gulf coast towns like New Orleans and Pensacola.
The next day, Ash Wednesday, begins the season of Lent, when Christians fast and pray to purify themselves for Easter.
This film follows American women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful, nonviolent strategies in their efforts to gain women the right to vote.
The 1920 passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote.
Growing up in the late 19th-century Australian outback, Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) dreams of becoming a famous writer, against the wishes of her family. When handsome landowner Harry proposes marriage, Sybylla must choose between romantic love and the brillliant career she desires.