“Hidden Figures,” the highly-acclaimed film about three pioneering African-American women working on the American space effort, will be shown at The Hill School Theater in Middleburg, Virginia on Feb. 25 from 3-6 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
Presented by Hill’s Committee on Culture, Inclusion and Equity, the film focuses on three female African-American mathematicians who provide crucial calculations for NASA’s space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their co-workers. This inspiring historical drama is based on a true story.
The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, and Mahershala Ali in supporting roles.
Pizza, snacks and other refreshments will be served and there will be a discussion about the film afterward. The Hill School is located at 130 South Madison Street in Middleburg. ML