Maple Grove Hosts Black History Month Film Festival
The City of Maple Grove is hosting a Black History Month film festival. Every Tuesday in February, there will be a free movie screening at the Maple Grove Community Center featuring films that showcase Black Americans throughout history and stories of their accomplishments.
On Tuesday, February 6, the city will show “Hidden Figures,” the story of mostly-unknown Black women who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the Gemini and Apollo programs. Their work helped put Americans in space and on the Moon.
On Tuesday, February 13, the city will show “42,” the Jackie Robinson story starring the late Chadwick Boseman as the first Black player in Major League Baseball.
On Tuesday, February 20, the city will show “Harriet,” the story of Harriet Tubman and her work with the Underground Railroad that helped transport so many enslaved Blacks to freedom.
Finally, Tuesday, February 27, the city will show the Pixar film “Soul.”
All showtimes are at 5:00 p.m. You can contact the Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Department for more information.