Sherry Adams
Preparatory Academy

Queen of Katwe

September 23, 2016

An upcoming biographical drama film directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o. The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4l3-_yub5A​

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A Wrinkle in Time


​March 9, 2018

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.


​Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4U3TeY2wtM



Hidden Figures  

January 13, 2017

The African American Women Mathematicians Who Helped NASA and the United States Win the Space Race: An Untold Story by Margot Shetterly will be released in 2016. Most Americans have no idea that from the 1940s through the 1960s, a cadre of African-American women formed part of the country’s space work force, or that this  group—mathematical ground troops in the Cold War—helped  provide NASA with the raw computing power it needed.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl4cWfM2ZXs.

Wonder


November 17, 2017 


Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.


Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8​



Born in China 

April 27, 2017


From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, filmmaker Lu Chuan follows the adventures of three animal families in China: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCNjikSsxtY