Fri 14th July: Film Night at Pelham Hall - Hidden Figures


(2016) 127 mins

Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Alison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine 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 galvanised the world.

The Telegraph: "Underrate the star power of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe at your peril; by the end of their film, you’ll certainly be doffing your hat to the women they’re playing, too." (4 stars)

The Guardian: "The genius of Theodore Melfi’s film is not in the originality of the script but in the novelty of the story and the liveliness of the performances!" (4 stars)

The Times: "As true stories go, this one’s a peach ... due in large part to a hugely likeable central trio of performances" (4 stars)