Cinema is often at its best when it shines a spotlight on stories which otherwise are lost to the history books. Director Theodore Melfi’s latest film Hidden Figures does just that, and the new trailer released today will send a shiver of inspiration through even the coldest of hearts.
The film tells the true story of three NASA workers instrumental in the success of the Apollo missions, and who also happen to be African-American and female. Thus they are a double threat to the white male edifice of the institution and so being able to enjoy their story, and honour their success, makes this film one to look out for.
Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae lead the film, with Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons and JFK-era Kevin Costner in support.
The US get this on the 6th of January, and we touch down with the film on the 24th of February.
Take a look,
Hidden Figures Trailer 2
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.