Cert: PG – Contains discrimination theme, mild bad language.
Theodore Melfi / USA 2016 / 2h7m / Digital
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons.
Often mythologised, not least in Hollywood, the race for space is a deeply fascinating period of modern history - a time when seemingly anything was possible and heroic efforts often went unsung. As the USA raced against Russia to put a man into orbit, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians. Based on the unbelievable true life stories of "human computers" Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), 'Hidden Figures' is an inspiring and entertaining story of crossing gender, race, and professional lines, and dreaming big.