Hidden Figures

Director: Ted Melfi

2017, 127 minutes, PG

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

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HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-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 inspires hope; not only because the scenes that show the lone woman in heels standing amidst a sea of black ties, not just because the women running their chalks over blackboards to solve equation after equation, and not just because it shows the radicalism of female friendships. It inspires hope because it creates figures to emulate…” – Bedatri Datta Choudhury, Huffington Post