Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

2016 American biographical drama film
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Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. It is loosely based on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell in supporting roles.

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  • December 10, 2016 (2016-12-10) (SVA Theatre)
  • December 25, 2016 (2016-12-25) (United States)
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127 minutes
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United States
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English
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$25 million
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$236.2 million

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Katherine Johnson: How can you be possibly ogling these white men?
Mary Jackson: It's equal rights. I have the right to see fine in every color
  • Mahershala Ali and Janelle monae also appear in the 2016 film moonlight
  • As well as producing the film, Pharrell Williams also oversaw all its musical elements and its soundtrack.
  • The film reunites Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner, who previously appeared together in Black or White (2014).

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