If you haven't seen it yet, now's the time, and if you've already seen it, catch it again and be re-inspired!
HIDDEN FIGURES: Wed, May 31, 7:00p
Wed, May 31, 7:00p
Click here for tickets
AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by the AFL-CIO ITC, IFPTE, SEIU and UFCW 1994/MCGEO
The untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who battled racism and sexism to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. who were part of NASA's team of human "computers." The film is a window into the growth of the federal workforce during and after World War II after President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, which banned "discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin." Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Theodore Melfi, US, 2016, 127 min