Hidden Figures: A Must See Movie...

Wanting to play before the City's recommended #StayHomeStaySafe exile tomorrow, my friend, Karen, braved my dissipating cold cooties and spent the day with me doing super fun stuff: shopping, lunch out, and a fantastic movie- Hidden Figures.

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
This description does little to depict how amazing this film was including the wonderful acting, tough historical depictions of 1961 Virginia, can-do spirit of these women and the entire thrill of the Space Race. It was exceptionally timely for me since Steve and I had recently been to the Kennedy Space Center and were in the company of many of the astronauts depicted in the film (sadly not John Glenn, however).

If you want to know how much of this "based on the untold true story" is really true, I found this article to be pretty informative, complete with an interview with Katherine G. Johnson. Wow. I don't recommend reading the article before seeing the movie, however. Big time spoilers. If your day is as gloomy as mine, this might be something for you to do! Bring tissues.

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