Director: Theodore Melfi
Writer(s): Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Margot Lee Shetterly
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Awards: GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS - Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score
Running Time: 127 minutes
*CaptiView® Closed Caption, Audio Description, & Assistive Listening devices are available for this film. All showings on Mondays will feature Open Captions.
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
“Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie.” -Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
“Hidden Figures provides a fresh angle on how demeaning, demoralizing and crazy it was to live in an era of officially sanctioned white supremacy, one that people had grown used to pretending was perfectly normal.” -Kyle Smith, New York Post
In addition to regular show times, The Athena will also be hosting a one-night only special Science on Screen program featuring a talk with Dr. Sarah Wyatt. Please join us on Thursday, January 26th. This event is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Arts for Ohio.
Dr. Sarah Wyatt is a professor in Environmental and Plant Biology and a long time space enthusiast. Her research focuses on plant responses to gravity, and in 2015, she was fortunate enough to fly one of her experiments aboard the International Space Station.