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From Variety  (this post has been snipped together, go to the link for the full article)

Free Screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’ Go Wide: From L.A. to Australia

“Hidden Figures” began as an underdog tale. It turned into a hit movie. Now it seems on the verge of becoming a social movement touchstone. Inspired by its message of empowerment for African Americans and women, boosters have offered up multiple free screenings  of the film.

The story about three African-American women who pushed back against racism and sexism to help advance America’s space program has proven so inspirational that it is expected to push past the $100 million domestic box office barrier this weekend.

Word of mouth appears to be the powerful driver of most the film’s box office. But the movie also got a little lift from its stars, director and from producer/musical creator Pharrell Williams and, more recently, from outside groups that are offering free seats to “Hidden Figures” at several locations around the world. Some of the screenings are open to all, while others have been arranged to benefit girls, women and the underprivileged.

That news, in turn, got to “Hidden Figures” director Ted Melfi, who got others involved in the effort to expand the audience for the film. Stars Taraji P. Henson and Jim Parsons signed on, along with Melfi himself and producer-musician Williams, who has been one of the most tireless supporters of the film.

The end result was seven more screenings for people who otherwise might not have been able to afford to see the 20th Century Fox film — in Atlanta (sponsored by Monae), in Washington DC (sponsored by Henson), in Chicago (also Henson), in Houston (by Parsons), in Hazelwood, Missouri (by Melfi and actress/co-producer Kimberly Quinn), in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia (both sponsored by Williams.)

A 20th Century Fox spokesperson said the studio helped with logistics but the cast and crew members worked directly with the theaters to arrange the showings. They then blasted out social media messages, to make sure people got out to see the film.

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From Entertainment Tonight  (video in the link)

Jim Parsons knows who will play young Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory spin-off... but he's not ready to reveal it just yet.

The 43-year-old actor spoke to ET's Nancy O'Dell at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he remained tight-lipped on who the lead would be in the upcoming series surrounding his Big Bang character's younger life. "We do," Parsons responded, when asked if a lead had been chosen for the show. "They're supposed to release it but I'm not going to say."

Parsons did reveal, however, that the kid is a gem!

"He's wonderful," he shared. "So many kids sent in [tapes] and it was really overwhelming. But this one little guy was really special."

"Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro are really heading it but they're always really sweet about asking, 'What would you think?' and I'm like, 'I think it's great,'" he added, regarding his role in the casting process. "I kind of don't want to get in the way too much because whoever the kids is has to do his own thing. You know what I mean? If it's going to be special it has to be related to what's going on but also it's own creature, you know? I'm excited about it though."

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21 minutes ago, luminous said:



just watched it .  What a kick ass speech by Taraji ! Congrats to the cast of Hidden Figures including Jim Parsons of course !  Such a perfectly cast movie, both the protagonists and the antagonists. also, i know Jim has won Emmys, Golden Globe and Critics choice but he never won the SAG. so  i'm happy Jim finally won a SAG Award, even though it was not for TBBT, but still..........

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Actor Jim Parsons, winner of the Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'Hidden Figures,' poses in the press room during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.



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9 minutes ago, mirs1 said:

Congrats to the Hidden Figures cast! I can't wait for watching this movie, such a bummer I have to wait until mid March in my Country for that!

Congrats to them all! Can't wait for watching it, which will be here in theathres in two weeks!

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