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Filmadelphia at the Roxy: SEPTEMBER SHOWCASE

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Filmadelphia at the Roxy: SEPTEMBER SHOWCASE

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/16/2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
PFS Theater at the Roxy

Filmadelphia at the Roxy is a monthly film series that provides a venue for local filmmakers of all ages, levels and backgrounds to showcase their work and elicit audience feedback.

September features TOP SECRET ROSIES: THE FEMALE COMPUTERS OF WWII directed by LeAnn Erickson.

Tickets are free, but required. Reserve now!


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Filmadelphia at the Roxy is a monthly film series at the PFS Theater at the Roxy that provides
avenue for local filmmakers of all ages, levels and backgrounds to showcase their work and elicit
audience feedback. The Series serves as a vehicle to encourage and identify new talented
filmmakers from throughout the region. Admission is free of charge in an effort to cultivate
accessibility and community involvement. Following each series, join us for a Q&A at the theater
and post-screening happy hour at Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse to continue the conversation and
celebrate the films.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proudly supports Filmadelphia at the Roxy.

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CLICK HERE TO RESERVE TICKETS >>

Tickets are free, but required. Seats are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Reservations do not
guarantee seating at the event. Please arrive early to secure your seat.

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THE FILM

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TOP SECRET ROSIES: THE FEMALE COMPUTERS OF WWII
Directed by LeAnn Erickson / 2010 / 57 minutes

In 1942 a secret US military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to
recruit Rosie to the factory, this search targeted female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’
for the Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked round-
the-clock shifts creating ballistics tables for every weapon in the US arsenal. Rosie made the weapons, but the
female computers made them accurate. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the
Army’s calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers.

Fall 2014 marks the 69th anniversary of the end of WWII, and the amazing account of these women and their work
at the University of Pennsylvania has finally been told. TOP SECRET ROSIES: THE FEMALE COMPUTERS OF WWII
shares a story of the women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.

Director LeAnn Erickson is a Temple University film professor and an independent filmmaker.

Click here to view the trailer >>
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