Every year, the best films and talent gather in Telluride for the town’s iconic film festival. This year, I had the special privilege of supporting one of my favorite actors, Meryl Streep, and her new movie, Suffragette, at Arroyo Wine Bar. I love this film because it celebrates two Pretty Powerful qualities we admire at Bobbi Brown: female independence and strength.
The movie chronicles the fight for women’s right to vote, and takes place in the late 19th and early 20th century, with Meryl portraying the influential suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. It was a powerful story—reminding us how far women have come, and still need to go, for full equality. I’m seeing it again with all of my closest girlfriends in tow.
During the jam-packed schedule of the Telluride Film Festival, actors like Brie Larson, Laura Linney, Michael Keaton and his wife and son stopped by to support the film. Lauren Bush and David Lauren, the film’s director Sarah Gavron and its producers, Focus Features executive Adriene Bowles and film publicist Peggy Siegal also sipped on wine and celebrated. Meryl, of course, was also there. She’s such a force. And still exactly as I remembered her from when I did her makeup years ago—whip smart, beautiful and discerning.
It was a beautiful night and a wonderful way to support a film I believe in and the women whose independent spirits brought us to where we are.