Oscar Film Series: Hidden Figures
04/29/2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Film showing of Hidden Figures, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly, directed by Theodore Melfi, and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
3 Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress–Octavia Spencer, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi)
Rated PG, 127 minutes. Free showing, popcorn & soda.
Online registration is not available for this event.