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Richmond Film Society Presents ‘Hidden Figures’



March 12, 2019
8:00 pm
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The Exchange
Twickenham, London + Google Map

‘Hidden Figures’ (USA) – 12 March 2019


12 March 2019 @ 8:00pm

£5 (£3 full-time students). RFS members go free.


USA (2016)

As part of Science Week, The Exchange, in conjunction with Richmond Film Society, are screening ‘Hidden Figures’, winner of 37 awards worldwide and nominated for three 2017 Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture.

Set in the early 1960s, the film tells the incredible and, until recently, unknown story of three brilliant African-American female mathematicians who played a vital role in the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962. Overcoming racial and gender barriers, their contribution was to prove a pivotal moment in the Space Race, following the earlier successful Soviet launch of Yuri Gagarin.

– Directed by Theodore Melfi

– Rating: PG

– Written by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly

– Runtime: 127 minutes


Adults: £5

Full time students: £3

Free to RFS members.

Non-Member Tickets

Non-member tickets are £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ . To ensure that you secure a ticket, pre-booking via The Exchange is recommended. A further 40 or so tickets will be available to purchase on the door on the night of the screening (cash only) on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

About Richmond Film Society

Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened over 780 films. Our World Cinema seasons run from September to April and attract an aggregate audience of well over 2,000 attendees. The current season is to be extended by five films, with details to follow.

Films are shown at 8.00pm sharp on alternate Tuesdays (no trailers and no ads) and are screened at The Exchange. On screening nights, the Bar is open from 7.00pm and remains open after the film. Drinks can be taken into the auditorium and coffee, tea and snacks are also available. Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips.