Coolidge Corner Cinema Science on Screen Series: Hidden Figures


Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


290 Harvard Street, Brookline MA

Scene from Hidden Figures

Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Hidden Figures is the incredible 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 served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to complete this stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and inspired generations to dream big.

Before the film, we'll be joined by Dr. Evelynn Hammonds—Harvard University Professor of African and African American Studies and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science—who will discuss the role of African American women in the space program.