Hidden Figures

Theodore Melfi (2016)

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle MonáeRatedPG

Set in 1960s Virginia, the film centres on three pioneering African American women whose calculations for NASA were integral to several historic space missions, including John Glenn’s successful orbit of the Earth. These women—Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan—were brilliant mathematicians despite facing discrimination at home, at school, and at work.

An enjoyable film, classy and engaging with excellent performances and a story which is still relevant.

92% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.8 – IMDB

“Hidden Figures shines with respect for sisterhood and the communistic spirit, and in casting its spotlight wide, the film imparts a profound appreciation for what was achieved in history’s shadows.” …Read the full article HERE.

“Henson, Spencer, and Monáe’s stellar performances propel this feel-good biographical drama that teaches audiences about a little-known aspect of NASA’s history.”