Our choice for November – HIDDEN FIGURES – is an inspirational feelgood drama based on a previously untold true story.
In the early 1960’s, as the United States and Russia raced each other to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians who served as the brains behind one of the greatest achievements in U.S. history.
Tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit – and guaranteeing his safe return – the women also had to deal with the racist and sexual assumptions of their co-workers and wider society. The women’s brilliance and desire to propel mankind into space, firmly cemented them as true heroes.
Directed and co-written by Theodore Melfi, this multi-award nominated film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe ,Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons.
“..an immensely likeable film and one that draws overdue attention to a story that has been neglected for far too long.” Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent.
HIDDEN FIGURES (Cert:PG / 127 mins) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road on Friday 17th November. Doors and the bar open at 7.30 and the programme starts at 8.00 p.m.