in about 100 words or less
US 127m, Colour
Director: Theodore Melfi; Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons
Hidden Figures is a beautifully filmed and heartfelt biographical drama based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name about female African-American mathematicians who worked at NASA during the early 1960s. Set against the American/Soviet space race, Hidden Figures is also an effective historical-political commentary on American race relations and equality for women (Klaus Ming February 2017).