Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
About SSFS: Studio Movie Grill hosts Shared Stories Film Series, films dedicated to educate, enlighten and inspire. This series showcases filmmakers and non-profits raising awareness of issues impacting women through film, guest speakers, workshops, and panel discussions. Many of our films will have proceeds donated to the non-profit co-presenting. About HIDDEN FIGURES: 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", we follow these women as they quickly rose 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 while 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. Panel discussion following the film includes Dallas-based women recently honored as “Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Women of Color in STEM” by NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers, Dallas) and will be moderated by Vice President of NSBEDFW, Quanta Graves. All ticket proceeds to benefit the NSBEDFW Scholarship Fund.