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Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.
"An assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for soul." - Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
"Hidden Figures presents a different angle to what it means to be Black in America and delivers it to a wide audience." - Li Lai, Mediaversity Reviews
"Hidden Figures inspires hope; not only because the scenes that show the lone woman in heels standing amidst a sea of black ties, not just because the women running their chalks over blackboards to solve equation after equation..." - Bedatri D. Choudhury, Huffington Post
"... a rousing, powerful film that praises and celebrates Black women in a way that's far too uncommon in today's society. Good. They deserve it." - Mikey Mason, Geeks of Color