Hidden Figures (2016)
Based of the book Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Screeplay co-written by Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfi
Directed by directed by Theodore Melfi
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), 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…all while dealing with racial and gender.
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