From MSP Film Society:
August 1, 2017 Minneapolis, MN — The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Capri Theater present Hidden Figures, with discussion leader Duchess Harris, at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 3 at the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis. Tickets to First Thursday Films are $5 and can be purchased in advance at www.mspfilm.org or at the door the night of the show.
This month’s post-film discussion will be lead by Duchess Harris who brings a unique and personal perspective on the film to the conversation. Harris is the co-author of Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA, which discusses how, in the 1940s, Black women made critical contributions to NASA. Harris is also the granddaughter of Miriam Daniel Mann, who worked at NASA from 1943-1966. We’ll hear Harris’ insights on her grandmother’s work, and that of the other “hidden human computers” at NASA who changed history. Currently Harris is a Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul.
Based on the non-fiction best seller by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures tells the story of three brilliant African-American women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, who were the brains behind 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. Hidden Figures was directed by Theodore Melfi.
Come for the movie and stay for the conversation after every First Thursdays film.
September 7: Fences with discussion leader Lou Bellamy
October 5: Raising Bertie with Robin Hickman
November 2: Get Out with Michael Starrbury
December 7: Moonlight with T. Mychael Rambo and Harry Waters, Jr.