Sunday Matinee Films - "Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II" and "My Vietnam, Your Iraq"

Event Details

Date: November 11, 2012

Time: 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II
(1:30 p.m.)

In 1942, the first "human computers" were recruited by the United States military to create accurate ballistics tables that refined the precision of allied bombers in striking World War II targets. Among the group were female mathematicians, nicknamed for Rosie the Riveter, who worked behind closed doors six days a week in a secret research lab at the University of Pennsylvania. This film offers the personal stories of four such women who helped bring about the Allied victory. Produced/Directed by LeAnn Erickson, 2011, PBS, 60 minutes, documentary, not rated.

My Vietnam, Your Iraq
(2:40 p.m.)

This film focuses on the human side of the military, looking at the lineage within military families and spotlighting the personal stories of Vietnam veterans whose own children served in Iraq. These intimate portraits of the pride, fear, courage, and challenges faced by parents and their children during deployment provide a panorama of perspectives from those who served their country. Directed by Ron Osgood, 2011, PBS, 60 minutes, documentary, not rated.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.