Hidden Figures

Back by Popular Demand
A story based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be part of America’s space programme in the 1960s.

Starring Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner.
Hidden Figures returns by popular demand in early April.

USA 2017

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REVIEW: Click here to read a review from our recommended site FRONT ROW REVIEWS.
Plus this review from Mark Brennand of Light House Film Club.
Films about the space race tend to concentrate on the brave souls who risked their lives sitting atop a rocket filled with aviation fuel. The engineers and number crunchers who designed and considered how a capsule would behave once it went outside the earth’s atmosphere were traditionally dismissed as geeks whose stories lacked dramatic resonance. With Hidden Figures that perception now changes whilst simultaneously dispelling sex and racial stereotypes.

The narrative follows three black women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who were hired by NASA in the early 1960’s to work on the American space programme. At that time NASA was based in Langley, Virginia, a southern state where segregation prevailed. Thus is the set up ripe for exploiting the racial divide and there are numerous incidents which provide dramatic impact. However director Melfi is careful not to overdo things and central to that is project director Al Harrison (Kevin Costner). Though slow to recognise what is happening he is eventually steadfast in breaking down any discrimination.

The result is a both a remarkable tale and a thoroughly uplifting film.

Rating: 4/5

©Mark Brennand

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