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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
Drawing on the example of the 2019-2020 One Book One Northwestern selection, Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space, Block Cinema presents a yearlong series celebrating the history of women of color behind the camera. Featuring rarely-screened films and in-depth discussions with filmmakers and historians, these programs also seek to champion the scholars, educators, curators, and archivists who work to make these histories visible today.

Films in Series

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 PM

One Way or Another

(Sara Gómez, 1974/1977, Cuba, 16mm, 78 min)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 PM

Sisters in Cinema: An Evening with Yvonne Welbon

(Yvonne Welbon, 2003, USA, digital, 62 min)

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Friday, January 31, 2020, 7 PM

Twice as Nice (1989) with filmmaker Jessie Maple

(Jessie Maple, 1989, USA, 16mm, 70min)

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Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 PM

Compensation (1999) with filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis over Skype

(Zeinabu irene Davis, 1999, USA, 16mm, 95 min)