Best Picture nominees ‘Lion,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ to show at the Reg

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Lion and Hidden Figures, Oscar nominees, will be screened at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on March 15 and 18 respectively.

Submitted Photo Lion and Hidden Figures, Oscar nominees, will be screened at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on March 15 and 18 respectively.

Best Picture nominees “Lion” (March 15 at 7 p.m.) and “Hidden Figures” (March 18 at 8 p.m.) will show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

Adapted from the non-fiction book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, “Lion” is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family. “Lion” stars Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Best Supporting Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (The Hours). Lion is rated PG and is 120 minutes long.

“Hidden Figures” is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Best Supporting Actress nominee Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Mon’e) — 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, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. “Hidden Figures” is rated PG and is 127 minutes long.

Coming up in the Movies @ The Reg series are Best Picture winner “Moonlight” on March 22 at 7 p.m. and the animated feature, “Sing” showing March 24 at 7 p.m. and as a Sensory Friendly screening March 25 at 2 p.m.

Admission for Movies @ The Reg is $5. For more information visit reglenna.com or call 484-7070. The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour prior to showtimes.

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