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News Of The Nifty: "Hidden Figures" Movie coming out soon - CaffieneKittySpace
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News Of The Nifty: "Hidden Figures" Movie coming out soon


This is a movie based on the lives of real women in the NASA space program in 1961. And if there was any fairness, the Johnson Space Center would be named after one of them instead of a President.

The only reason I've heard about this movie is because I'm on the NASA press release email list, and the only reason I know it's coming out so soon is because I follow Chris Hadfield on Twitter. I am stunned that I have not heard or seen anything else anywhere about this movie (although I don't get to theatres very often and don't watch enough broadcast TV to see many commercials, so maybe it is being promoted well and I just live under a rock.)

If you are interested in women in STEM, equal rights for women and for people of color, NASA history, spaceflight, math, or learning about people history should have celebrated a lot sooner and a lot louder, this is a movie you will want to see.


(Note: I will also be posting this on my Tumblr page, so those of you following me in both places will see it twice)

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aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: December 11th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Weird—I've seen that trailer at every movie I've attended in the last few months, I think! I've been waiting eagerly for it since late summer or early fall.

I have no idea whether they're advertising on tv. We use TiVo to skip commercials.

I'm very excited about it!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: December 11th, 2016 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
The last movie I went to was Doctor Strange and there wasn't one on that, but that was a while ago. It could just be I'm in Canada and they aren't promoting it as widely up here.
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: December 11th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
My husband saw Doctor Strange and is sure he saw the Hidden Figures trailer with it, so they must not be promoting it as heavily in Canada.

We're in Florida, which is very space-oriented, so we might even be getting it more than other parts of the States.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: December 12th, 2016 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Makes sense. I hope that doesn't mean it's not going to be widely released in Canada, though. That doesn't happen often these days but it sometimes does. :-/
lurkingwombat From: lurkingwombat Date: December 11th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

planning to see this

Hey there
When it comes out we are going to see this.
I read the book it is based on a couple of months ago. Local library has it.
hugs
L.W.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: December 11th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: planning to see this

Absolutely!

I just went on the waitlist for it, which isn't too long right now (16) but I expect will pile up after the movie release.
shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: December 12th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I need a release date for it so I can recommend it at work. I work in an almost all African-American school. I did see it over the summer in one movie I went to, but I don't go to the movies a whole lot. I'll have to see if I can find a date.

It looks fascinating.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: December 12th, 2016 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's the IMDB release date page. Looks like limited Christmas Day release in the US with General release on Jan 6th.
shanachie_quill From: shanachie_quill Date: December 12th, 2016 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh look the day we go back to work. Blarg.

I'll have to try to remember to tell someone at work.

Thanks!
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