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. 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. Directed by Theodore Melfi. Stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe; 127 minutes; Fox 2000 Pictures.
There will be an encore screening at the Center at Punchard on Monday, September 25 at 1:00pm.
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Brühl. Directed by Niki Caro; 2017; rated PG-13; Focus Features.
Location is the Activity Room, Lower Level
While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming, softspoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt; written and directed by Damien Chazelle; Lionsgate;2016; running time is 128 minutes; PG-13.