Becky and I went to see the new movie Hidden Figures on Thursday at the AMC theater in Castle Rock, CO. The Fandango website at Hidden Figures describes the movie as follows…
“A team of female African-American mathematicians provide crucial calculations for NASA’s race to the moon, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of those around them…”
The Review: Hidden Figures is a true story about three African American women who helped America win the race to get into space against the Russians. It was at a time when women were not permitted to be Engineers and that there was plenty of sexism and racism even in a place like NASA where you would think that people would only be judged based on their minds.
This is an amazing story about how these women overcame obstacles in the workforce and overlooked the racism and hypocrisy of other people to contribute to America. The challenges they had to face and overcome while at work, while being some of the “smartest people in the room”, was pretty amazing and it’s a great movie.
The acting and directing is great. The fact that it’s a true story makes it even better. It’s really a must see movie and very fitting in a society that lacks innovation the way that prior generations had to “create the math” as it were. It’s kind of amazing how much we rely on computers today for so much of our lives where the generations before actually had to calculate the math to get things done and figure things out. So much so that people who were good in math at NASA were called “computers”.
We all really liked it and thought it was definitely a don’t miss it.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It
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