Reel Roots: Hidden Figures (PG)

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.

Hidden Figures is brought to CatStrand as part of The New Black Film Collective’s Reel Roots programme.

About Reel Roots: Black History Month

Reel Roots: Black History Month invites us to embrace uplifting stories of the fight for equality and the pursuit of excellence. Rather than patience and pity, we honour stamina and success. Rather than being victimised, our heroes are victorious.

Curated by The New Black Film Collective with the support of Film Hub Scotland, this film tour nods to Black History Month’s origins in America, traversing key moments in the abolitionist and civil rights movements to shows of strength in modern, quotidian life.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Country: USA
Running Time: 2h7m
Year of Production: 2016

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