Thursday 25th May 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Hidden Figures traces the inspiring true story of the black women scientists behind the mission to put the first American into space. Dorothy, repeatedly denied promotion, is supervisor to a group of human computers, women charged with doing calculations in this pre-digital age. Her friends Katherine and Mary are, respectively, a maths prodigy and an aspiring engineer. All three women find themselves doubly hindered by racism and sexism in a film that unveils the true perniciousness of white supremacy, its normalcy.
USA 2016 – directed by Theodore Melfi – with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Kevin Costner – 127 min
’Hidden Figures’ shines as an empowering tale of community and perseverance – SIGHT AND SOUND MAGAZINE
One only wishes that the film had existed at the time it depicts – VARIETY