Hidden Figures

Australian Box Office Report: Hidden Figures sits sky high on ladder for 2nd week in a row

February 28, 2017

Despite not winning anything of its three Oscar Nominations, Hidden Figures still topped the week’s box office ladder, earning $2.75m. Sitting in the top spot for the 2nd week in a row is a good place for this film to be in, as people find out more and more about the three women involved in the NASA space program in its infancy, particularly in a time when women, let alone African American women, were so undervalued in all facets of American life.... Continue Reading

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Australian Box Office Report: Hidden Figures skyrockets to the top to the charts

February 22, 2017

So it looks as though Australian audiences want more than light S&M in the bedroom, with Hidden Figures, the Taraji P. Henson film about female African-American mathematicians at NASA, taking the top spot this week. In its opening week, it made $3.25m and beat out Fifty Shades Darker for no. 1.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: Hidden Figures (USA, 2016) dismantles segregation piece by piece

February 16, 2017

The ills of racial segregation have been well-documented in modern cinema; many pieces set in eras like the 60’s have tackled the absurdity and nonsensical way the division functioned in – mostly American – society even when black populations worked side by side with white populations. This is the core tension of Hidden Figures, the ingrained threat of which suppresses three black women who work at NASA despite what would go on to be crucial contributions to a much larger picture – and by larger picture I don’t just mean the well-known launch of the Friendship 7 mission of 1962 in which John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth.... Continue Reading

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Hidden Figures biopic to tell the unsung story of the African American women behind NASA’s space mission

September 23, 2016

Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson bring to life the largely unknown story of three African American women who made a significant contribution to NASA in the 1960s. The landmark film Hidden Figures has released its first trailer, which finally gives screen-time to the women who provided the raw computing skills and mathematics to a largely white-male dominated work place.... Continue Reading

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