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【Announcement】Library to invite you to see a movie "Hidden Figures" at 18:30 pm on May 16 (Tue), 2017 at IB-101
Title of movie:  Hidden Figures
Features: Three Oscar Academic Nominations 2017 (Best Picture, Best Actress in a supporting role, and Writing (Adapted Screenplay))
Length of the film: 127 minutes
Showing Time: 18:30-20:40 pm on May 16 (Tue), 2017
Place: IB-101 (International Building at NTUST Campus)
Organized by:  NTUST Library

Movie Review:
Hidden Figures is based on the inspiring true story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and '60s as "human computers" -- making calculations and contributions that helped launch the manned spaceflight program. Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), and Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) were engineers and computers at NASA at a time when both women and African Americans were still widely discriminated against, particularly in segregationist Virginia. where NASA's Langley Research Center is based. There's a little bit of romance (a few kisses, flirty comments, and slow dancing) and a bit of salty language (mostly along the lines of "damn" and "Jesus Christ" as an exclamation). The film also offers a realistic look at the racial tensions of the Civil Rights era (segregated bathrooms, libraries, schools, facilities), and audiences will learn a lot about these pioneering women and what they had to overcome to make their mark at NASA. They're excellent role models, and their story is full of positive messages and themes, including integrity, perseverance, teamwork, and communication.


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