USA 2016, 125 mins (dir. Theodore Melfi) starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji Henson, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The black female mathematicians/engineers suffered humiliating racial and gender discrimination but they went on to be honoured by the scientific community today. An inspiring and intriguing story of courage and triumph seen through the eyes of the three charming protagonists.