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It is Henna Day, on the warmest, sunniest day we've had in awhile. (We're supposed to get more rain and cool temps this week.)

Yesterday I saw the long-awaited Hidden Figures at my local movie theater. It made me cry a few times. As Lisa Bolekaja said on Twitter, the film "shows how racism (plus sexism sprinkled in) holds America back. Although a historical drama, it's really talking to 2017." The film seems more necessary than ever just now, with Trump's inauguration (I can barely type the words) less than two weeks away.

Date: 2017-01-09 03:51 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Yesterday I saw the long-awaited Hidden Figures at my local movie theater. It made me cry a few times.

Can I ask for more detail? (About the movie, not necessarily the crying.)

Date: 2017-01-09 10:08 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Watching the film at this precise historical moment felt painful to me in a way it wouldn't have if Hillary had won the election--not only because of the powers of reaction that would like to replicate the circumstances the protagonists of the film were dealing with, but because of the devaluation of science that Trump's win implies.

I understand crying for science.

Date: 2017-01-09 12:16 pm (UTC)
usedtobeljs: (Anya we persevere knowing)
From: [personal profile] usedtobeljs
I hope to see that film.

[hugs]

Date: 2017-01-11 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heliopausa.livejournal.com
Henna-ing on a warm and sunny day is a pleasure all its own. :)

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