Hidden FiguresFriday 3 March (PG)
Gates open 6:00pm
Film starts at sunset2017-03-03T20:00+10:002017-03-03T22:00+10:00
Sending the first astronaut into orbit was no small task. That's why it needed the brains of 3 brilliant African American women.
Meet Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, 3 engineers hired by NASA in the 60s to work on the first space program. But solving the hardest mathematical problems is only the tip of the iceberg when you have to fight race and gender discrimination on an every day basis.
Only the multi talented and awarded Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae could embody these incredible women alongside Jim Parsons, Kevin Costner and Kristen Dunst.
"Although it looks like a movie machine-tooled to ride the wave of #OscarsSoWhite backlash, its actual ambitions seem far more modest: to entertain a lot, to educate a bit and to cheerlead pretty much constantly." The Guardian
"Hidden Figures pays heartfelt tribute to remarkable women who broke color and gender barriers out of the spotlight, with no headlines proclaiming their achievements." The Hollywood Reporter
- Director: Theodore Melfi
- Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
- Duration: 126 minutes
- Rating: PG (Parental guidance recommended)