Based on the true life stories of three African American women, known as “human computers”, Hidden Figures takes us on a journey of empowerment following NASA mathematicians who face obstacles, cross barriers and fight prejudices in 1959 to go on and launch astronaut John Glen into orbit.
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe capture
the big screen in one of 2017’s best films portraying the smart, sassy and dynamic trio. Janelle Monae portrays Mary Jackson- the sassy, take no crap computer fighting for her right to become an aerospace engineer. Taraji P. Henson portrays Katherine G. Johnson - a witty mathematical genius who faced segregation in the workplace daily and also calculated the trajectory for the first American in space, Alan Shepard in 1959. Octavia Spencer portrays Dorothy Vaughan a hard working mathematician who led other African American “computers” fighting for the title and pay of supervisor.
Hidden Figures is a film for all! It walks the viewers through emotional feelings of persistence, commitment, inspiration and triumph! Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons play key roles in subjecting the audience to disturbed feelings of discrimination. After watching the film I had a renewed feeling of #girlpower. I asked my dear friend Ari, why aren’t women of our day and age willing to help each other and see each other rise? If after watching Hidden Figures doesn’t make you want to strive to accomplish your dreams, I don’t know what will!
Hidden Figures is the “YOU GO GIRL” film of the year! It hits theaters everywhere January 6th! Make sure you tell a friend and take a friend!