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.
Tickets: £6 in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop or on the door if still available or £6.50 online.