Moving across the land of Northwestern BC and into Orbit; this week at The Civic.
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”, Hidden Figures (G) crosses all gender, race, and professional lines – Playing over weekend and Tuesday run.
Continuing the environmental doc double bill co-presented with Ecosociety, Nettie Wild’s, KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful (PG), winner of Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs, screens Wednesday. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. An art film with politics, drama, and humour. Nettie Wild will be live on Skype for a post-screening Q & A.
Our Thursday film is one of the two films released in 2016, and the first English language film, from the Chilean auteur Pablo Larrain – Jackie (14A) is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Natalie Portman’s Oscar nominated performance places us in Jackie’s world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Larrain’s best foreign langauge Globe nominated Neruda, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, plays as next Thursday’s film.
Coming next: La La Land, Lion, and Neruda.