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'Hidden Figures': Uncovers a gem


Last updated 3/3/2017 at Noon

Ian Murdock

Special to the Village News

Set in the racially heated 1950's and 1960's, as well as the Cold War period, "Hidden Figures" lays out – accurately, forcefully and deftly – the true tale of three exceptionally intelligent African American female mathematicians, working in the predominantly white male neighborhood of NASA, and the "race to space."

The three leading ladies – Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monai and Taraji P. Henson – as well as Kevin Costner, generate deeply genuine performances, filled with heart, fear, shame and pride.

The beautifully handled film ...

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