WHO’S IN IT?
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Janelle Monáe (Rio 2), Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves), Kirsten Dunst (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!), Mahershala Ali (Free State of Jones), Karan Kendrick (The Hunger Games), Rhoda Griffis (Runaway Jury), Maria Howell (Mississippi Damned), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), Paige Nicollette (Office Christmas Party), Gary Weeks (The Nice Guys), Saniyya Sidney (Fences), Kimberly Quinn (St. Vincent), Olek Krupa (Burn After Reading)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent), director, writer, producer; Allison Schroeder (film debut), writer; Peter Chernin (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jenno Topping (Spy), producers; Pharrell Williams (Despicable Me), composer, producer; Benjamin Wallfisch (Summer in February) and Hans Zimmer (Inception), composers; Mandy Walker (Australia), cinematographer; Peter Teschner (Borat), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Mathematician Katherine Johnson (Henson) and her two colleagues, fellow mathematician Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer) and engineer Mary Jackson (Monáe), work in the segregated West Area Computers division of NASA’s base in Virginia, and their remarkable findings enable NASA to advance in the ongoing Space Race against Russia by sending astronaut John Glenn (Powell) into space and completing a full orbit around Earth…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Already a smash hit in the States, Hidden Figures tells the inspiring tale of three African-American women who, with their combined intelligence and expertise, helped NASA advance significantly in the Space Race.