Space Week: Beacon Films & Star and Shadow presents
Ted Melfi, Theodore Melfi, 2017, US, 2hr 7m, PG
Sat 2 October // 14:00 / External
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Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn's launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.
The film perfectly starts off Space Week 2021, as well celebrates Black History Month in October.
The film has been chosen by our Beacon Films volunteers, who will be working on the screenings. The online screening is for anyone who would like to watch the film with us but can't come to the Star and Shadow Cinema for the Relaxed Screening on the day.
Film starts at 2pm and cannot be paused.
The film can only be watched online in the UK.
The film MUST be watched on a laptop or a computer. You WON'T be able to watch it on another device such as a phone or tablet.
The film will have optional English (SDH) Subtitles, which can be selected on the player.
Content Warning (CW) (May contain spoilers): The film portrays the racial divisions in America at the time, with segregated facilities for black and white people, and black people being held back from progress and promotion. Although no overtly abusive racist language or behaviour is shown, some racist terms are used by characters as matter-of-fact expressions. There are also examples of gender discrimination, again reflecting the attitudes of the time. See BBFC: https://www.bbfc.co.uk/release/hidden-figures-film-qxnzzxq6vlgtotg4mjuz
Image description: Poster for Hidden Figures. 3 panels with the faces of three African-American women, played by Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji Henson. They are looking upwards. In front of them are smaller images of other characters from the film, including Kevin Costner in a suit, next to a spaceship launching. Text at the bottom says: "Hidden Figures: Based on the untold true story".