Make a Scene This Weekend with “Hidden Figures”


The wait is over! “Hidden Figures” opens Friday, January 6. This highly anticipated film brings to light the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — three Black women mathematicians who charted the course that launched Astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the Space Race in the 1950s.

Don’t Wait on Your Streaming Queue

Go see it in a theater this opening weekend, and you can help the media industry recognize the need to feature the countless, amazing stories of women in computing.

“‘Hidden Figures’ is empowerment cinema at its most populist, and one only wishes that the film had existed at the time it depicts,” says Variety Chief Film Critic Peter Debruge.

Visit our webpage to find out three reasons why showing your support for diversifying media portrayals of technical women, especially women of color, is so critical:

MovieTicketsMake a Scene at the Box Office

  1. Find out where “Hidden Figures” is playing near you.
  2. Bring your like-minded peers, family, and friends with you! Purchase multiple tickets in advance, or use group sales to book a screening for 20-25 people or more. (The process varies from theater to theater and by the amount of people in your group. Get started here.)
  3. Post a photo on Instagram of you and your crew at the theater using #NotHiddenAnymore or #HiddenFigures.

Create Awareness Beyond the Screen

Spread the Word

Use this one-page guide to challenge others to see the movie and spread the word.

Stay Tuned

Because one weekend is not long enough, we are celebrating “Hidden Figures” from now until May, when Author Margot Lee Shetterly will keynote the 2017 NCWIT Summit! Follow NCWIT on Twitter and Facebook for events and special opportunities related to “Hidden Figures,” profiles of phenomenal Black women in tech, tips for encouraging young women in computing, and more.

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