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Female math whiz behind America’s space conquest

Hidden Figures tells of the remarkable story of three brilliant women who accomplished the extraordinary against all odds. 

During the turbulent 60s, battling discrimination at home and in the workplace, Katherine Johnson, (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Taraji P. Henson) Dorothy Vaughan (Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Grammy nominated Janelle Monáe), all stellar mathematicians, were undeterred in their pursuit of academic excellence. Instrumental in helping America to eventually win the space race, they broke down barriers, laying the groundwork for future generations.  

 Octavia Spencer as NACA mathematician Dorothy Vaughan
Oscar winner, Kevin Costner, plays their supervisor at NASA. The exciting and engrossing film was directed by Ted Melfi and features a strong supporting cast, including Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons. The movie’s powerful score is from multiple Grammy winning musician/composer Pharrell Williams.

Kevin Costner in the biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi
Discover the inspiring story of the momentous impact of these women on rocket science during the explosive 60s in America when Hidden Figures opens in January 2017 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Trailer link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pZZbkf8wcU

Topics: Hidden Figures , Taraji P. Henson , Octavia Spencer , Janelle Monáe , , Kevin Costner
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