Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA, the inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts, will open in movie theaters nationwide February 2,4 and 6, 2021, courtesy of Fathom Events.
The documentary film is directed by Todd Thompson (The Highwaymen, PRE FAB!), whose company Stars North, LLC is based in Orlando,
The film chronicles how Nichols transformed her sci-fi television stardom into a real-life science career when, in 1977, she embarked on a campaign to bring diversity to NASA.
Nichols formed the company Women In Motion, Inc. and recruited more than 8,000 African American, Asian and Latino women and men for the agency.
Despite an uphill battle against a bureaucracy that was hesitant to let her get involved, Nichols persevered and is credited by NASA for turning it into one of the most diverse independent agencies in the United States Federal Government.
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.
In Orlando, the film screens at 7p.m. on Feb. 2 at Universal Cinemark at CityWalk, Cinemark Orlando & XD, and AMC Disney Springs 24; on Feb 4 at CWTheaters West Melbourne 15 Featuring CWX, and The Majestic 11 by CWTheaters in Vero Beach; and Feb 6 at AMC Altamonte Mall 18, AMC Disney Springs 24, and AMC Avenue 16 in Melbourne.
For tickets, or more information, visit fathomevents.com.
Watch the trailer:
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