HIDDEN FIGURES movie highlights women mathematicians — see it early at Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival’s 2016 FirstLight series will do an advance screening Tuesday, Dec. 27, 5:30 pm at the Castle Theater, MACC.  HIDDEN FIGURES opens in theaters Jan. 6, 2017.

poster-hidden-figures-325x500HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the earliest days of the U.S. Space program.

They served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.

The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.  A must-see for young women interested in STEM careers!