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Director: Theodore Melfi, (US 2016) 127 min.
Nominated for three Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer), this inspiring film is based on the true stories of three brilliant African-American women mathematicians: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Featuring an incredible cast (including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe), Hidden Figures celebrates these extraordinary unsung heroes, who broke barriers at NASA and in the United States and achieved greatness for the country in the early years of the US Space Program. (Celeste Wong)
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At the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, we hosted a Mind the Gap Masterclass with The Women Behind Hidden Figures, moderated by Malina Saval, and featuring guests: Elizabeth Gabler, Mimi Valdes, Mandy Walker, and Marisa Paiva. CLICK HERE to watch their insightful conversation.