HIDDEN FIGURES (PG)
Wednesday 12th April
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe & Kirsten Dunst
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 145 minutes
The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Golden Globe nominated film Hidden Figures tells the true, untold story of three of NASA's most important mathematicians. Segregation, racism, sexism: none of it stopped thee African-American women who helped NASA to win the 1960s Space Race.
Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn are three brilliant women working for NASA, and are known as the 'Human Computers'. Despite their genius, segregation forces the three to work in an outbuilding, at lower pay, often entirely forgotten about by those within the agency. It almost seems that their many talents will go completely unnoticed. Until one fateful day...
The team at NASA who are responsible for beating Russia in the Space Race just can't quite nail the maths. The women are brought in to try their hand, but despite their newly acquired status and intelligence, they struggle against wave after wave of assumptions and attacks based on their gender and colour. This incredible story finally reveals the hidden history of NASA, and the three women who deserved to be recognised as American heroes.