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Hidden Figures of Plymouth – Day Pass

Saturday, October 14

‘Hidden Figures of Plymouth’ is a ground-breaking 2-year project sponsored by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project’s core aims are to share the untold stories of the contributions of People of the Global Majority to the city of Plymouth. The stories of people like Ann Wilkinson (co-founder of the Plymouth Respect Festival in 1998), Jimmy Peters (the first black rugby player to play for England in 1906), and Claude Miller (who in 2004 became the first black Lord Mayor of Plymouth), to name a few.

As well as highlighting the stories of past figures, the project will capture the stories of living figures and engage with younger people from the Global Majority communities to explore their vision for a future, knowing their past.

The project started in February 2023 and is the brainchild of WonderZoo, a Plymouth based arts collective (www.wonderzoo.org).

To celebrate the launch of the project Hidden Figures of Plymouth have taken over the PAC programme for a day. The launch coincides with Black History Month which is during the month of October.

Programme:

1.30pm: Opening Ceremony
2.30pm: Hidden Figures
5.30pm: Belle
8pm: Get Out

Purchasing a Day Pass below will give you access to the 3 screenings and the Opening Ceremony. Or you can opt for buying tickets for individual films (click here to access the event pages for each film).

Day Pass: £12
Individual tickets for each film: £5 Full price / £4 Concession


Hidden Figures (PG)
Dir. Theodore Melfi, US, 2016, 121 mins. Cast. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons.
The incredible and inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Belle (12) + introduction by Dr. Jenny Graham
Dir. Amma Asante, UK, 2012, 100 mins. Cast. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson.
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Belle is screening to coincide with the exhibition, Reframing Reynolds: A Celebration on Sir Joshua Reynolds currently at The Box, Plymouth. Dr Jenny Graham is co-curator of the exhibition and Associate Professor in Art History at University of Plymouth.

Get Out (15)
Dir. Jordan Peele, US, 2017, 100 mins. Cast. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener.
Jordan Peele’s brilliant horror-satire combined genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of black-white relations with its tale of a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family only to find their superficially warm welcome masks an unthinkably dark secret. Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique delivers a breathlessly suspenseful exposé of the horror of covert liberal racism.

Book here.

Upcoming events

Monday, April 15
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Monday, April 15
Untitled design (10)
Scottish animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson star in and co-direct this inventive documentary.
Tuesday, April 16
Untitled design (3)
Expect experimental and collaborative work, reflecting on nature and the chaotic world we are living in.
Tuesday, April 16
Untitled design (9)
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