Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

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Hidden Figures

Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn's launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

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Hidden Figures

13 Feb 20174 stars

Inspiring story of three pioneering African-American women, starring Taraji P Henson and Octavia Spencer

Nominated for three Oscars, Hidden Figures is the true story of the forgotten mathematicians behind the NASA space programme. That these overlooked boffins were African-American women makes this biopic from Theodore Melfi (St Vincent) extra intriguing…

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