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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


Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 PM

One Way or Another

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


Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 PM

Sisters in Cinema: An Evening with Yvonne Welbon

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


Friday, January 31, 2020, 7 PM

Twice as Nice (1989) with filmmaker Jessie Maple

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


Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 PM

Compensation (1999) with filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis over Skype

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