Monday, December 19, 2016

The San Francisco Film Society and the Sloan Foundation co-hosted a thrilling advance screening of "Hidden Figures" on Saturday afternoon, December 17 at the Castro Theater.

A full house heard from director Theodore Melfi, left, and star Octavia Spencer, at the mike, who was nominated for a best supporting actress Golden Globe last week.

"Hidden Figures" is a rousing, based-on-a-true story about three of the black female mathematicians who provided unheralded brain-power to NASA in the 1950s and 1960s.

It's got terrific acting, great set and costume designs and an entertaining tale about racism and sexism back then, with a nods and echoes of today's situations for blacks and women.

Go see it in a theater with an audience!

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