HIDDEN FIGURES blew expectations with movie-goers making the film #1 opening weekend, beating ROGUE ONE at the box office and bringing in $22.8 million!
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer played the roles of the three Black female mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Did you know that all the characters they play are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.?
Lastly, let’s not forget about the men in the film. From Luke Cage to Straight Outta Compton, Mahershala Ali and Aldis Hodge, play the roles of Jim Johnson and Levi Jackson; supportive husbands to Katherine Johnson and Mary Winston Jackson during the Civil Rights.
The film may have taken place in the early sixties but couldn’t be more timely; especially with awards season. The film and cast members have been nominated for awards such as: Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie, BAFTA Award and NAACP.
Here is what some of the celebrities who have seen the film had to say about it.
Let’s really get behind this film and take the entire family to see it and make the next three weeks an even bigger success.