Hidden Figures Screening
Join us for a series of film screenings featuring women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with the aim of encouraging kids to go into STEM careers.These events are part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning and are co-hosted by the Burnaby Public Library.
Sunday, May 6, from 1:30-4:30pm:
We’re kicking this off with a screening of Hidden Figures at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library.
Location: Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5H 4N5
Schedule: Doors open at 1:30pm, film starts at 1:45pm, and we will have some Q&A time after the film from 3:45-4:15pm.
Who can come: The movie is rated PG so it's appropriate for viewers of all ages. We ask that children under 12 be accomanied by an adult.
Cost: Attendance is free, we just ask that you register so we know how many people to expect. Should you be unable to attend after you've registered, please let us know so we can let other people attend in your place.
Food: We will be providing some snacks for during the movie, please note we need to leave the room clean when we are done so please clean up after yourselves.
Hidden Figures Synopsis
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. -From IMDb