Hidden Figures (PG)



Drama (2016)
127mins US

Starring: Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P Henson, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst
Director: Theodore Melfi
Writer(s): Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroeder
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Katherine Johnson and fellow mathematicians Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan work in the segregated West Computing Group in Hampton, Virginia. They are part of NASA's concerted effort to put a man into space before the Soviets. Al Harrison, director of the Space Task Group, desperately needs a mathematician in his team to check computations. Supervisor Vivian Mitchell selects Katherine, who is the first African American to work with Al's crack team.

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Hidden Figures (PG)

Based on an inspirational true story, Hidden Figures is a crowd-pleasing drama, which celebrates three brilliant African-American women, who lit the touch paper on NASA's 1960s space race. Sensitively directed by Theodore Melfi, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated script with Allison Schroeder, this life-affirming portrait of determination in a time of bigotry and intolerance strikes every emotional chord with aplomb. Laughter and tears abound, flecked with romance and bravura recreations of key events from an era when men and women of science were literally shooting for the moon as the rest of the world watched in awe. Selective use of archive footage, including one televised appearance by Martin Luther King Jr, puts this race to the stars in vivid historical context. "Civil rights ain't always civil," one husband sternly reminds his wife, who hopes to petition a judge to allow her to attend an all-white school, so she can obtain an engineering degree...

Hidden Figures. Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Caption: Octavia Spencer stars as Dorothy Vaughan, Taraji P Henson as Katherine Goble and Janelle Monae as Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi. All Rights Reserved.A glorious ensemble cast, led by the divine trinity of Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, proudly honours the memory of these unsung heroes with emotionally raw and touching performances that resonate long after the end credits roll. Katherine Johnson (Henson) and fellow mathematicians Mary Jackson (Monae) and Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) work in the segregated West Computing Group in Hampton, Virginia. They are part of NASA's concerted effort to put a man into space before the Soviets. The successful launch of the Korabl-Sputnik-4 spacecraft puts America on the back foot. "We can't justify a space program that doesn't put anything in space!" despairs NASA's beleaguered director Jim Webb (Ken Strunk).

Al Harrison (Kevin Costner), director of the Space Task Group, desperately needs a mathematician in his team to check computations. Supervisor Vivian Mitchell (Kirsten Dunst) selects Katherine, who is the first African American to work with Al's crack team. Many of the experts, including head engineer Paul Stafford (Jim Parsons), openly discriminate against her and all of the toilets in the building are for whites only. Al won't tolerate any distractions and he takes matters into his own hands, loudly declaring, "Here at NASA, we all pee the same colour!" Emboldened by this show of unity, Katherine, Mary and Dorothy strive for greatness while handsome military officer Jim Johnson (Mahershala Ali) prepares to woo one of the women.

Hidden Figures richly deserves its three Oscar nominations, including a nod for Best Picture and another for Spencer's scene-stealing work as a would-be supervisor who intends to move with the times, not be held back by them. Henson and Monae are equally terrific as women of fierce intelligence and pride, who doggedly overcome the obstacles thrown in their paths. Sterling support from Costner and Dunst, and a dramatic role for Big Bang Theory star Parsons, add to the golden lustre.

- Kim Hu

Hidden Figures. Copyright: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Caption: Octavia Spencer stars as Dorothy Vaughan, Taraji P Henson as Katherine Goble and Janelle Monae as Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 17th March
To Thursday 23rd March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberfeldy, Birks Cinema
- Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
- Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh Cinema
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Andover, Odeon Andover
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, mac
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castlebar, Mayo Movie World Castlebar
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Chichester Cinema At New Park
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Ipswich Film Theatre
- Lancaster, The Dukes
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Louth, Playhouse
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Malvern, Malvern Theatres
- Manchester, AMC Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Corn Exchange
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rothesay, Discovery Theatre
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sandwich, Empire Cinema
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Arc
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Totnes, Dartington Arts Centre
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walthamstow, Empire Walthamstow
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Wotton-under-Edge, Electric Picture House
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York
From Friday 24th March
To Thursday 30th March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Gulbenkian
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Colwyn Bay, Theatr Colwyn And Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Dartmouth, The Flavel
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, The Poly
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Llandudno, Venue Cymru
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Lowestoft, Marina Theatre
- Manchester, AMC Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Empire Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Northampton, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Royal & Derngate
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penistone, Paramount Cinema
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Pwllheli, Neuadd Dwyfor
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Swansea, The Welfare
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Torrington, The Plough Arts Centre
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Wetherby, Wetherby Film Theatre


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