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]
Branch Call Number: DVD HIDDEN
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD,NTSC,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 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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publicenemy45
Sep 22, 2017

this movie the critics loved i hate to say this but i didn't love this movie. It was okay nothing great about. i enjoyed the history lesson though.

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llenar52
Sep 22, 2017

An excellent movie worth the watch. It was historical, heartfelt, and moving. All the females did a superb job in portraying their characters.

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scallion
Sep 18, 2017

Watched the film with family and all enjoyed it very much.

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mrliquidaffect
Sep 17, 2017

This movie is absolutely worth your time! I was impressed with everything, including it being based on a true story. Inspiring movie!

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

The Racism was palpable !!!!!!!!!! Great story great acting

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amccannel
Sep 15, 2017

We knew nothing about this, so had no expectations, but really enjoyed it.

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kpelish
Sep 12, 2017

Well-produced with good use of humor to break up the hard message of racism. All three actresses perform uniquely and give their characters a distinct voice. Most of the story was based in fact, which makes it even more inspiring. Lent it to my neighbors for their three young girls to view.

Besides the superhero blockbuster the other genre of picture that Hollywood is reliably good at nowadays is the historical drama with a social justice theme. HIDDEN FIGURES deals with interesting material -- early NASA, the Space Race, Project Mercury, the transition from analog to digital computing -- and the performances of the three principal actors -- Taraji Hensen, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae -- are all excellent. Kevin Costner punches the clock as an imperious but enlightened authority figure. The main theme is an important one: history is not just the story of great white men; there are a lot of people on the margins, in the shadows, making the whole thing go.

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ba_library
Sep 06, 2017

Great, inspirational movie about a trio of African-American women who go to work at NASA in 1961. Based on real individuals, one is hired literally as a human computer (genius mathematicians) another works her way into computer programming since NASA had one of the first massive IBM computer and the third makes her way into a segregated aeronautical engineering program. The movie really captures life in the South in the early 1960s (pre-civil rights) segregated systems and categorizations – one of the women has to run ½ mile to get to the colored restroom and then gets yelled at for taking long breaks. Also, showcases discrimination against women in that era. NASA hired “human computers” - usually women who could work for hours at a desk crunching numbers, because most men didn’t want to do such work. The women portrayed were all brilliant, strong-willed, courageous and determined to achieve their goals. The film would likely entertain women and girls, as well as people interested in technology and /or social justice/appreciation/recognition. I personally, never understood math and to see women who were/are genius-like is always inspirational to me. Long waitlist for this one at SPL, so get your name on it – worth the wait!

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mmoors
Sep 01, 2017

Good movie, but I wonder if it wasn't a little embellished. Did these three women actually rescue NASA's manned space program, save John Glenn's life and teach IBM engineers how to program their mainframe computers?

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Aug 14, 2017

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Lucik32
Jun 25, 2017

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

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jimg2000
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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