Hidden Figures does not hide greatness


Rebecca Case, Features Editor

Lately, movies have been using the same old stories and patterns, but Hidden Figures offers a refreshing tale based on true events. The story takes place in 1961 and follows the lives of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae), and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and the work they did at NASA during the Space Race. The movie offers many comical moments while still tackling the important issues of racism and sexism. With strong female characters who work hard to get to where they are in life, the audience will leave the movie feeling inspired and empowered. Accompanied by an exceptional soundtrack, Hidden Figures recognizes the important work and contributions of intelligent women whose names weren’t recognized because of their race and gender. The brilliant acting and accurate historical facts give the women portrayed in the film the justice they deserve and assure that they will be remembered.