"Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin" Film Series Continues with Hidden Figures at The Granada Theatre

“Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin” Film Series Continues with Hidden Figures at The Granada Theatre

The Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin film series continues with Hidden Figures, on Monday February 19th, at 7:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara for the screening of this next film in the beloved "Movies that Matter" series, featuring films that teach about forgiveness, compassion, and grace. Series moderator Hal Conklin will be joined by E. Onja Brown-Lawson, President of the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara for a pre-screening Q & A with the audience.

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell), a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed gender and racial lines and inspired generations. The film is rated PG and has a run time of 2 hours and 7 minutes.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara's mission is to foster positive relationships between the many diverse groups in the Santa Barbara community and the surrounding areas, to sponsor programs and events which exemplify the teachings of Dr. King, and to observe and celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday each January.

"Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin," is made possible through The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement. This unique film series introduces audiences to extraordinary films that draw out the best in humanity, while connecting to community partners with missions that tie in with the themes of each film. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others and ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series "Cinema In Focus," these presentations blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.

Tickets are $10 or $20 and are available through The Granada Theatre's Box Office - please click here to purchase or call the Box Office at (805) 899-2222.

The learn more about the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement events and opportunities, please contact David Grossman, Director of Community Engagement, at (805) 899-3000 or DGrossman@granadasb.org.
To learn more about how to support The Granada Theatre, please contact Hayley Firestone Jessup, Vice President for Advancement, at 805-899-3000 or hjessup@granadasb.org. For more information, please visit www.granadasb.org.

About The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, a program of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, identifies unmet community needs related to the performing arts and by appropriate fulfillment of those needs, ensures the community is actively engaged with, and inspired by, The Granada Theatre.

Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz, one-time owners of The Granada Theatre and Tower, established the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement at the SBCPA in honor of their daughter and grandson, Debbie and Michael Nesbit, beloved mother and son who loved the performing arts and music education.

About The Granada Theatre

The SBCPA, a privately-funded 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983, is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners (Lobero Theatre and the New Vic Theatre) as well as its eight resident companies (CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, Theater League and UCSB Arts & Lectures).

The SBCPA's most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre. Purchased by the SBCPA in 2003, restored and reopened in 2008, The Granada Theatre has state-of-the-art electrical, sound, lighting and fly systems, large and up-to-date dressing rooms, as well as contemporary audience amenities. By providing a world-class venue with skilled house management staff, production staff, marketing and ticketing services staff, the SBCPA is making it possible for many of Santa Barbara's finest performing arts organizations to present their programs with the highest level of contemporary production support and audience comfort. For more information please visit www.granadasb.org.

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