Hidden Figures

Director: Theodore Melfi.
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. USA 2016. 127 mins.


Without three gifted mathematicians, America might not have put its first man into space in 1961. That they were also female and black in a country where racial segregation still had a sour normalcy only adds piquancy to the story.

Theodore Melfi’s biopic Hidden Figures tells the uplifting tale of how these women helped make history. Played with great, often wry gusto by Taraji P. Henson (The Karate Kid), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and pop star Janelle Monáe, the trio are plucked from numeric drudgery by a NASA systems boss (Kevin Costner) to help meet a timetable accelerated by presidential decree. As if things weren’t already challenging enough, the women also face the routine prejudice of their work colleagues.

Hidden Figures deftly avoids clichéd melodrama to celebrate amazing achievements in a society in the throes of change.

General admission screenings

Tue 28th Feb
12.30 15.15 18.40
Wed 1st Mar
16.15 19.00
Thu 2nd Mar
18.35
Fri 3rd Mar
13.00 15.50 18.45
Sat 4th Mar
12.30 15.15 18.00
Sun 5th Mar
14.30 17.15 21.00
Mon 6th Mar
13.30 16.15 21.20
Tue 7th Mar
15.45 18.30 21.25
Wed 8th Mar
13.00 15.50 18.40 21.25
Thu 9th Mar
13.50

Club and Group screenings

Thu 2nd Mar 13.10 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 2nd Mar 16.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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