Capri: Hidden Figures
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Showings
Capri TheaterThu, Aug 3 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ The Capri
Tags:Adaptation
Biography
True Story
Science & Technology
Historical Drama
Social Justice
Release Year:2016
Runtime:127 min
Country:USA
Language:English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGI
Cast/Crew
Director:Theodore Melfi
Producer:Peter Chernin
Donna Gigliotti
Theodore Melfi
Jenno Topping
Cinematographer:Mandy Walker
Screenwriter:Allison Schroeder (screenplay)
Theodore Melfi (screenplay)
Margot Lee Shetterly (based on the book by)
Editor:Peter Teschner
Composer:Benjamin Wallfisch
Pharrell Williams
Hans Zimmer
Principal Cast:Taraji P. Henson
Octavia Spencer
Janelle Monae
Description

Post-Show Discussion

The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served 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. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Speaker:

Duchess HarrisHidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA, discusses how in the 1940s, Black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to the Earth. Hear one of the book's authors, a granddaughter of one of these women, discuss the work that changed history but was hidden from its pages for decades.

Duchess Harris, JD, PhD is the granddaughter of Miriam Daniel Mann, who was a Hidden Human Computer at NASA fro 1943-1966. Duchess' mother Miriam Mann Harris raised her to be fearless like her grandmother. Harris is a Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This is her fourth book.


Sponsored By:

This screening is a part of Black Cinema: Under the Skin, a program of films by Black filmmakers and exploring Black culture and experience. Topical and relevant in these turbulent times, Black Cinema aims to create a space for dialogue and better understanding. Presented with support by:

 

 


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