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Rated G
127 minutes

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Hidden Figures (2016)

March 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
March 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

FREE admission! Sponsored by MIT Libraries, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, the Office of Multicultural Programs and the Title IX Office.

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonŠe)--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. [www.rottentomatoes.com]

The miracle lies in how the film gently touches on some of the most intractable social problems addressed by the civil rights movement, while maintaining an infectiously buoyant vibe - not to mention a bouncy soundtrack.
      -- Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer. Read this review.