Last updated: Sat 14 Jan 2017

Film Night: Hidden Figures

Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present Hidden Figures, on Friday 11 August at Nunney village hall.

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Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race.

The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions.

The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali in supporting roles.

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA 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 galvanised the world.

Hidden Figures has a PG rating. General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older.

Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

Hidden Figures is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 11 August at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. A licensed bar and ice creams will be available.

The bar opens at 6pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org

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