Your family is invited to join us for a special screening of Hidden Figures in honor of African-American History Month. The screening is free and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 4 pm (the snow date is Feb. 24). There will be refreshments available. Hidden Figures is an excellent film for the entire family.
The film will be closed captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Hidden Figures: 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. 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 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.