Tuesday, March 26, 6:30pm

Aspen Film Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

$20 General Admission | $15 Aspen Film Member
$50 Full Series GA | $35 Full Series AF Member

Event Details

Human computers, civil rights, space travel – March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate women in the history of science than to watch Theodore Melfi’s Academy Award®-nominated film, HIDDEN FIGURES. The short film we will feature for our third installment of the series is GIRLS WHO CODE, created by Aspen Film’s summer filmmaking camp participants. We are joined by special guest Nausheen Shah, a visiting particle physicist lecturer at the Aspen Center for Physics, who will be talking about cutting-edge research in physics. Part III of our series coincides with the National Evening of Science on Screen, where grantee theaters simultaneously host Science on Screen events, creating a coast-to-coast offering of thought-provoking programs that pair film screenings with explorations of science, technology, and medicine.

Learn more about our featured guests and the Science on Screen series.

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Dr. Nausheen Shah – Associate Professor of Physics at Wayne State University

Aspen Center for Physics is a non-profit corporation founded in 1962 to enable distinguished international physicists to discuss the most topical and critical problems in modern physics. Each year, over 1,000 physicists from all over the world travel to Aspen to attend summer workshops and winter conferences at the Center. The Center offers free public lectures during both the summer and winter seasons, bringing cutting-edge research to the interested non-scientist. The Center is run by a volunteer board of up to 80 members and four staff members. Our mission is to advance the fundamental understanding of the universe.

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127 MIN


A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, three brilliant African American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — became the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and captivated the world.
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This film tells the story of the Girls Who Code program at the Pitkin County Library.

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