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The Space Race – GlobeDocs Film Festival

October 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 |  $15


October 28, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Director: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortés

Run Time: 91 min.

Format: DCP

Release Year: 2023

Starring: Charles Bolden, Ed Dwight Jr., Guion Bluford

THE SPACE RACE skillfully weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden. Filmmakers Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in this powerful film, forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, while giving us new heroes to celebrate and a fresh history to explore.

Brattle Passes not accepted.




GlobeDocs Film Festival
Presented by The Boston Globe
Wed, Oct 25 – Sun, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 27 – Sun, Oct 29 at The Brattle

The 9th annual GlobeDocs Film Festival returns with area premieres of documentary features and shorts from award-winning filmmakers including Roger Ross Williams (The Apollo), Lisa Cortés (Little Richard: I Am Everything), and Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Whitney: Can I Be Me), as well as exciting new work from Boston-area talent. Produced by The Boston Globe, festival screenings include Q&As with Globe journalists.

Please visit bostonglobe.com/filmfest for the full lineup, including virtual programs and screenings at other venues.