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Black History Month Film Series


February 4, 2024
3:00 pm
Venue: Capitol Theatre


Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes
Rating: PG
Price: FREE
scene from Hidden Figures where ladies of NASA meet John Glen

To commemorate Black History Month 2024, the Appell Center has collaborated with four prominent York County community members to curate an exclusive film series. Each feature portrays the struggles, triumphs and challenges faced by these historical individuals and in significant periods of time. They are stories that simply must be told and retold… stories that continue to influence those that experience them.

Through the generous support of the Racial Equity Fund offered through the York County Community Foundation, admission to all four movies in the series is free.

  • Hidden Figures (Sun, 2/4) – selected by Helen Tafesse
  • Queen and Slim (Fri, 2/9) – selected by Rich Craighead
  • Selma (Sun, 2/18) – selected by Samantha Dorm
  • A Man Called Adam (Fri, 2/23) – selected by Jeff Kirkland

Each film screening will open with remarks by its curator, detailing why they think the movie should be shared with the York community, and how it has significantly impacted their lives.

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold true story of Kathrine Johnson (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 one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.


Meet the Curator

Helen Tafesse

Helen Tafesse is a York-based Creative Director. In 2019, she founded Older & Wiser Co. and hosted annual creative masterclasses culminating in large-scale installations and presentations. Tafesse is active in the York County arts community and most recently created an installation for the Cultural Alliance of York County’s Annual Meeting.

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