Director Todd Thompson and Producer Vincent Scuro at the 2020 Athena Film Festival screening of Woman In Motion.
Thompson's Woman In Motion is In Theaters
By Kimberly Burke
Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and Remaking of NASA is in movie houses for one night only February 2, 2021 (tonight). Nichols was hired by NASA to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970's and 1980's.
Director Todd Thompson's documentary feature chronicles Nichols as she transforms her sci-fi television stardom into a real-life science career. Nichols created Women in Motion, Inc., a company that recruited 8,000 African American, Asian, and Latino women and men to the agency making NASA the United States Federal Government's most diverse of agencies.
"We are thrilled that Woman in Motion will be getting its U.S. premiere and launching the Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month series next month! This is a great American story with incredible global impact," said director Todd Thompson. "Nichelle Nichols helped create the brighter future we are living in today by proclaiming that space exploration is for everyone. It's a simple but very strong statement that opens doors and allows all humankind to boldly go!"
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.
View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/e4SNRAnAe-E
For participating locations and tickets, visit www.FathomEvents.com. As movie theaters continue to set-up online ticketing, please check back often. (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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