New Film Biography on Jeannette Rankin

By Beacon Staff

A new film biography of Jeannette Rankin, the Montanan and first woman elected to Congress in 1916. While she is a well-known historical figure here in Montana, with a large statue of her in the Capitol and the peace center in Missoula, it remains somewhat remarkable how someone with her story remains unknown to so many students of political history.

The movie, by L.A. filmmaker Kamala Lopez, was released in 2008 and trailers and information are now available at its Web site, ASingleWomanMovie.com. Martin Sheen narrated, and Judd Nelson, among other stars, acted in what looks like a pretty interesting flick.

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