How To Watch 'Hidden Figures' for Free and Ava DuVernay's '13th' in Public

How To Watch 'Hidden Figures' for Free and Ava DuVernay's '13th' in Public

Feb 15, 2017

Hidden Figures

Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Hidden Figures has proven to be a popular hit, already earning more than $132 million at the box office in the U.S. Telling the tale of a team of African-American women who proved themselves to be invaluable during the early years of the U.S. space program, the movie has delighted audiences -- see some of the fan reviews at Fandango -- and critics alike.

Now Hidden Figures will screen in select theaters for free on Saturday, February 18, courtesy of Fox and AMC Theatres. The program has been arranged in honor of Black History Month; screenings will be held in Los Angeles; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; New Orleans; Baltimore; Washington; New York City; Detroit; Dallas; Oakland, California.; St. Louis; and Charlotte, North Carolina. More details are available at The Hollywood Reporter.



Ava DuVernay's 13th, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, frankly examines the prison system in the United States and considers how it reflects a history of racial inequality. Even before the movie received an Oscar nomination, it won widespread critical acclaim.

13th has been available to watch on Netflix since October 2016, but not everyone has Netflix. Beyond that, 13th is the type of documentary that people want to talk about afterwards. Advocacy organizations hosted dozens of screenings across the country last fall and Netflix now says that many educational institutions have asked for permission to screen the documentary. So Netflix has decided to grant public screening access to the movie.

As explained at Variety, that means it may be shown in "classrooms, community groups, book clubs, and other educational settings." In practical terms, the movie may be watched via the streaming service in a public environment, per THR. That should lead to a lot of spirited, post-screening conversations.

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