If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures“, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US.
The film, which has already reached $144 million in box office receipts since opening on January 13, 2017, tells the incredible untold story of three African-American female NASA mathematicians – Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) – who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, during the Space Race of the 1960s. View trailer here.
“As we celebrate Black History Month and look ahead to Women’s History Month in March, this story of empowerment and perseverance is more relevant than ever. We at 21CF were inspired by the grassroots movement to bring this film to audiences that wouldn’t otherwise be able to see it – audiences that might include future innovators and barrier-breakers – and we wanted to support and extend that movement,” said Liba Rubenstein, 21st Century Fox’s Senior Vice President of Social Impact.
The free screenings will be held at AMC Theatres on Saturday, February 18th at 10AM in the following cities: