The MIT Reads program is proud to join forces with the MIT Lecture Series Committee to bring the film version of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures to campus. All screenings will be free of charge, thanks to the generous sponsorship of 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 Monáe) — 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]
March 17, 8pm
March 18, 8pm
March 19, 7pm
See you at the movies!