Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Javelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst
Length: 2h 7m
Based on a best-selling and groundbreaking book by Margot Shetterley, this movie tells the hitherto forgotten story of three black women in America and their stunning contributions to the sixties Space Race, at a time when the USA was falling behind the Soviets. Shocking in its portrayal of everyday segregation – you won’t forget the coffee pot or that long walk in those shoes – this movie tells its story in an accessible and uplifting way. Kevin Costner and a scary Kirsten Dunst do a good job in support while the three leads steal the show.
‘…story of NASA’s past that makes for compelling and important cinema.’
Location Stahl Theatre