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Free Screening of 'Hidden Figures' Offered for Black History Month

Tickets can be reserved online



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    The Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures" about the untold story of the black women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race will screen for free in select U.S. cities in celebration of Black History Month.

    AMC Theaters and 21st Century Fox said Tuesday that screenings will take place on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in 14 cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Miami.

    "Hidden Figures" stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

    It has become a critical and box office hit.

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    Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the Golden Globe-nominated film "Hidden Figures," alongside Jim Parsons, Kevin Costner and producer Pharrell Williams. They discuss female black empowerment from the point of view of Katherine Johnson - a black physicist and mathematician whose work contributed to the first manned space orbit around Earth. The film hits theaters Christmas day.

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    The movie earned three Oscar nominations including best picture.

    A statement says the free screenings are to build broader awareness of the true story.

    Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis and can be reserved at

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