Science on Screen®
An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
After the film, don’t miss the incredible opportunity to hear from one of Central Florida’s own NASA electrical engineers and science role models: Leslie Day. Leslie is a Test and Operations Support Contractor at NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL, and will be giving a special presentation on overcoming roadblocks to success, as well as taking audience questions.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
USA, 2016, 127 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Theodore Melfi