Rhinebeck Free Movies in the Park
Rhinebeck Recreation and Starr Library’s “Movies Under the Stars” series continues next week, but we will be moving from Wednesday to Tuesday due to an event at the Town Pool. On Tuesday, August 1st, we proudly present “HIDDEN FIGURES,” The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. 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.
The Movie starts at 7:30 and runs for 2 hours and 7 minutes. Spread the word and BRING SOME FRIENDS!! Questions should be directed to the project coordinator and Rec Committee member, Frank Intervallo: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!