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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” about the untold story of the black women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race will screen for free in select U.S. cities in celebration of Black History Month.

AMC Theaters and 21st Century Fox said Tuesday that screenings will take place on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in 14 cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Miami.

“Hidden Figures” stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

It has become a critical and box office hit.

The movie earned three Oscar nominations including best picture.

A statement says the free screenings are to build broader awareness of the true story.

Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and can be reserved online.

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4 thoughts on “‘Hidden Figures’ To Screen For Free For Black History Month

  1. Hidden Figures is an AWESOME movie that both adults and school children need to see.

    I find it remarkable that this story has never been told before regarding the significant contribution these women of color made to the space program-NASA!!!!!!!!!

    But then some folks don’t wish for OTHERS TO KNOW THEIR TRUE HISTORY!!!!!!!
    That’s why it is up to US!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Awesome! I loved that movie. The movie could have been 5 hours and I would have enjoyed every bit of it. It does make you wonder, what else is being hidden! Let’s dig up some more stuff we can make into blockbuster movies ya’ll! 🙂

    • specialt757 on said:

      Funny that you say that Cynthia. There has got to be many, many, many, more stories like this that people might not even think is significant. Recently my mom was telling me about the conditions and places black women had to work in her government building back in the late 60s and 70s. She didn’t get into a lot of details but I bet they were met with similar obstacles and degradation these women faced.
      I can’t even imagine the world of information and stories not being told. Even Roots, by Alex Haley was only A thru C, just imagine D thru Z, it would make our heads explode.

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