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Fairfield library showing free film Friday

May 09, 2017

The Fairfield Public Library will host a free movie at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive early because seating is limited. The library accepts donations to defray the cost of its movie licenses and for the organic popcorn served at the event.

The movie is a 2016 American biographical drama film based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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,” the story follows these women as they quickly rose in 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 with 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 is rated PG for thematic elements and some language.

The running time is two hours and seven miniutes long.

The library’s movie license does not allow it to advertise the title of the movie. For details, visit the library’s website at www.fairfield.lib.ia.us.

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