Hidden Figures
 


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Hidden Figures
Friday & Sunday, Only! April 21 & 23, 2017
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

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.

 

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow themas they quickly rise through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds, specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. These pioneers crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

 

According to IMDB.com, the actual working relationship between the engineers and women was not as hostile as it appears in the film. While there were clearly racial issues at play, the majority of the engineers were able to work with the 'human computers' with no issues.

 

When Taraji P. Henson signed on for the lead role, she met with the real-life Katherine Johnson, who was 98 years old, to discuss the character she was about to portray. Henson learned that Johnson had graduated from high school at age 14 and from college at age 18, and was still as lucid as anyone years younger. After the film was screened for Johnson, she expressed her genuine approval of Henson's portrayal, but wondered why anybody would want to make a film about her life.

 

Friday, April 21  7:30pm

Sunday, April 23  4:00pm

 

2016 Rated PG | Runtime 2 hours 7 minutes