Hidden Figures won the weekend of 1/9/17’s box office knocking Rogue One from the spot it held for 3 weeks.

Taraji P. Henson portrays Katherine Johnson an African American physicist, space scientist and mathematician. Mrs. Johnson is 98 years old.

Octavia Spencer portrays Dorothy Vaughan also 98 years old.

Janelle Monae portrays Mary Jackson also a mathematician who died in 2005 at the age of 84.

John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Alan Shephard are portrayed in the film.

Kevin Costner is in the film, following his performance with Octavia Spencer in Black and White.

Pharell Williams does the music and is also a producer.

The women working for NASA were called “colored computers”.

NASA names a computational research facility after Katherine G. Jackson.

Best lines of the film: “Three Negro women are chasing a white police officer down the highway in Hampton, Virginia in 1961, ladies, that there is a God-ordained miracle’; “here at NASA we all pee the same color”; and “Let’s get the girl to check the numbers” “which one?” “the smart one”.


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