There are many movies coming out this year, but one that should be at the top of your “Must See” list is Hidden Figures. Not only is it showing in theaters during the time of Black History Month, but it’s also a movie representing African Americans (women in particular) during a time when Blacks were not considered equal to whites; neither races could drink from the same fountain nor use the same bathroom. It teaches a great history lesson, and not to mention the three leading roles in the movie are starring African Americans.
Hidden Figures is an untold story about three African American women: Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). These intelligent women were the power and brains behind astronaut John Glenn having a successful launch into orbit. Glenn’s launch into orbit happened February 30, 1962 and made history, which led him to become the first American to orbit the Earth.
Hidden Figures has been rated a 94% audience score and 92% overall by Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also nominated at the Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Writing. There is a really powerful message behind the flick and everyone should take the time out of their busy schedule to go see it. Hidden Figures is in theaters now!