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6th January
2017
written by Adam

At a time when the United States was still segregated, a team of African-American women with a great aptitude for mathematics, engineering and science would help make history with NASA as the nation set plans in motion to put a man into space. Racing against the Soviet Union would prove impossible without the help of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle MonĂ¡e), this is their story. Directed by Theodore Melfi, this uplifting and true story shines the light on a bittersweet moment in U.S. history to show a series of positive first steps in an empowering and humbling recounting of events. While the film does seem to run into some uneven pacing issues it’s the ensemble that makes this film sing and remind the audience that even in the darkness there can still be light. This is exactly the feel good film our divided nation needs right now. Hidden Figures is rated PG.

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