Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

DVD - 2017
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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC H
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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voisjoe1_0
Sep 02, 2020

One weakness of the film was the purification of white aerospace worker treatment towards the rare black workers allowed. I worked for one of the major aerospace firms in both the north and the south. I don't remember seeing any black workers in the south and only remember the horrible treatment of black workers in the north. I applaud even the attempt made to tell the true story but Americans need not pat themselves on the back as the improvement in white attitudes made since that time is not really that great.

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Liber_vermis
Jul 22, 2020

This bio-pic is a restrained presentation of the "equal but separate" status of Blacks in the United States against the backdrop of the Space Race of the early 1960s. This movie is at best a summary of the lives of the Black female 'calculators' presented in detail in the book (recommended reading). The movie is as much a patriotic account of the come-from-behind effort of the Americans to overcome the Russians in space "firsts". Was it a mistake, by the movie's producer, that the Mission Director is shown removing the "Colored Women Only" sign (presumably outside the washroom in the West Computing Group building) rather than the "White Women Only" sign outside the washroom in the Space Mission building?

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 13, 2020

VERY GOOD 2016 film set in the era of beginning of US space flight adventures - and excellent bio-pic of American black women whose contributions to math plus behind the flights I had not been previously aware of.

ArapahoeMarcia Mar 24, 2020

A enlightening movie about the women involved, behind the scenes, in the Space Program in the 1960s. Their personal and professional lives during the Civil Rights Movement is beautifully depicted. It is powerful and memorable.

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stevania_k
Mar 12, 2020

Good show, it makes the space calculations look so easy

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motocaab
Mar 05, 2020

Recommended by a friend just about the time of Kathrine Jackson's death. Amazing film: the 2 hours went by swiftly. Good story, well-told and well-acted. I'm looking forward to reading the book!!

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odorisaan
Mar 02, 2020

Despite some stereotyping and the ubiquitous dancing in the kitchen scene, a little history, a little humour, and no violence make this movie an entertaining time-out.

Character portrayal is consistent, women are strong, with Taraji Henson taking centre stage with her memorable role.

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INVS
Feb 09, 2020

10* review from me. When it was in the local theatres the effect on me was controlled up to a point. Watching it at home a few years later....no control. In a fit of anger, up and left the room and so thankful I never had to face this growing up where I did. There were so many parts where the tears flowed. Brilliant women. How they overcame the times, maintained dignity is mind-boggling. So well acted by everyone. I'm grateful the bio's at the end honoring these women. Brilliant. The book is on my list for further understanding.

JCLBreH Jan 21, 2020

An inspiring movie and very courageous women at NASA!

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CafCode
Dec 22, 2019

fantastic, uplifting, inspirational movie. Should have won Best Picture, but well.....Cannot complain.
A wonderful, true, story. I was in fifth grade when John Glenn orbited the earth and it looked like he could not come back. We ALL STOOD in our grade-school classroom, (and prayed, frankly) while the news reports were bad. Then, magically, he "made it home". We all cheered (Fifth grade, all).
We were never told, nothing on The News, about WHO checked, then guaranteed, his re-entry.
Not until I saw this film.

Many heroes and Sheroes in the U.S. Space effort. God bless you all

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Lucik32
Jun 25, 2017

"Here at NASA we all pee the same color", a priceless quote!

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jimg2000
Apr 22, 2017

Many excellent quotes in IMDb and of course from its book at goodreads .... this classic gem appeared in the film but not in the book:

Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y'all.
- I know, I know you probably believe that.

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