Hidden Figures/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel
Nov 29 7:30pm PT
Add to Calendar 11/29/2017 19:30 11/29/2017 19:30 America/Los_Angeles Hidden Figures/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel Presented by the Academy Science and Technology Council in Collaboration with NASA... View More [1] Event Details [2] Buy Tickets [3] Get Directions [4] [1] http://www.oscars.org/events/hidden-figuresmodern-figures-journey-breakthroughs-cinema-and-space-travel [2] http://www.oscars.org/events/hidden-figuresmodern-figures-journey-breakthroughs-cinema-and-space-travel [3] https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?presenter=AMPAS&event=SGT1129 [4] https://maps.google.com/maps?q=8949+Wilshire+Boulevard%2C+Beverly+Hills%2C+CA%2C+90211&hl=en&z=14&t=m 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences web@oscars.org use-title
6 days until event
Hidden Figures Modern Figures
Hidden Figures/Modern Figures: A Journey of Breakthroughs in Cinema and Space Travel

Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Presented by the Academy Science and Technology Council in Collaboration with NASA

Join us for a special public program featuring the filmmakers behind Hidden Figures and NASA “Modern Figures” scientists. Moderated by Beverly J. Wood, the panel will include Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, writer-director-producer Theodore Melfi, film editor Peter Teschner, cinematographer Mandy Walker, NASA historian Dr. Bill Barry and NASA engineers Tracy Drain, Jennifer Trosper and Powtawche Valerino (schedules permitting).

Hidden Figures, which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, deals with racism, gender bias, technology and triumph. Set at NASA’s facility in Hampton, Virginia, in the early 1960s, it tells the story of African-American women “computers” who fought to make a contribution to the space race, despite how they were viewed by society during this era of segregation and sexism. The program will include clips from the film and a panel discussion about the past, present and future in space math, diversity and the movies.

This Academy Science and Technology Council program is made possible by generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.