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WOMAN IN MOTION: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and the Remaking of NASA

Directed by: Todd Thompson

Runtime: 96 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Film Type: Documentary

Post-film discussion with Bonnie K. Baxter, Ph.D, Director of Great Salt Lake Institute and Professor and Chair of Biology at Westminster College

In 1977, with just four months left, NASA struggles to recruit scientists, engineers, and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenges them by asking the question: Where are my people? She embarks on a national blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian, and Latino men and women to fly in space.

In addition to Nichols, Woman in Motion features notable celebrities, activists, scientists, and astronauts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Takei, Pharrell Williams, Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton, Vivica A. Fox, Walter Koenig, Rod Roddenberry, Michael Dorn, Guy Bluford, Charles Bolden, Ivor Dawson, Frederik Gregory, and Benjamin Crump.

 


 

Presented as part of

Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Tuesday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM

Available to view from April 20 through April 21 or until all tickets are reserved.

Live Stream

Format: Live Stream

Capacity: 200

Restrictions: Available only to viewers in Utah