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, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: EnglishSpanishFrench version
Branch Call Number: HID
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
widescreen (16:9),fullscreen (4:3),rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,stereo,Dolby digital 2.0,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 DVD video (approximately 127 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in


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Jul 05, 2018

This film covers the true story of three brilliant African American Women and their involvement at NASA and their role in sending John Glenn into orbit. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are beautifully portrayed throughout this story as their past of struggle, racism, sexism, and more is uncovered. The movie brilliantly showcases the lives that they lived and their contributions to one of the largest moments in American History. The United States has a complicated history with race and sex discrimination that was brought to light through this film so that the women could get the recognition that they deserved. I would rate this film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to history buffs and those interested in space travel and technology. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 28, 2018

Tedious and not enough time spent on the space technology. Implausible in places, like when Dorothy "fixes" the computer, it would not be possible without knowing the machine architecture. The men, apart from Harrison, were made to look stupid. IBM would not send incompetent technicians to such a high profile client like NASA.
Too much of a political agenda for my liking, I thought it would be a lot better, rather disappointing.

loonylovesgood Jun 28, 2018

Touching and inspiring story. All three ladies should have been nominated for Oscars! I thought Jim Parsons' role could have been fleshed out a bit more, but otherwise, I really enjoyed this.

Jun 28, 2018

Excellent movie.

May 29, 2018

Great movie for the whole family. We watched this movie on repeat over and over. Great filming, great acting, 5 star movie!

May 15, 2018

Very inspiring and good movie to watch, it reminds me of "Remember the Titans".

scigi May 03, 2018

Interesting (and funny) movie about the female African-American mathematicians working for NASA during the 1960s race for space. Enjoy the movie and then read the real story about these trailblazing women.

Mar 05, 2018

Background on the early space program not know by many. Also, a peek into the early education system for African-Americans geniuses. A important Woman's story I didn't read in my history books while in school. Granted a "feel good" movie, but well done. I would love to see more about the untold stories of the early history of American's Space Program.

ArapahoeMarcia Feb 28, 2018

A very enjoyable look at the NASA space program in the 1960s and the black women who made a difference.

Feb 23, 2018

No surprises here...you already saw it all in the preview. "...so amazing & inspiring"
Feel good movie like this is a bit of a low blow, since if the film is not actually all that great, you are a bad person if you speak up & say so.

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Jun 25, 2017

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

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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