Matinee Film: Hidden Figures

movie stillAs 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. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, 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.

Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Janelle MonĂ¡e, Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson. Theatrically released in 2016. 127 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Monday Sep 11, 2017
Time:
2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Adams Shore Branch

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