30. Mai: Hidden Figures (OV)

Kurzfilm: Whaled Women

SchlopSchlop und KK sind zwei nervige Frauen, die im Entwicklungsamt von Krabstadt arbeiten. Die Kleinstadt liegt in einer nicht näher bestimmten arktischen Gegend, in welche die nordischen Länder ihre ungewollten Bewohner geschickt haben. (Länge: 8:51 Min.)

Hidden Figures (Digital)

USA (2016)


o.A. Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: Theodore Melfi
Schauspieler: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
127 Minuten
Meet the women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.

America in the middle of the last century: The black people are struggling against racial segregation. Katherine, Dorothy and Mary experience this everyday in their work for NASA. As “human computers” it is their duty to calculate the data for launch, orbiting and safe return of astronaut John Glenn, but the circumstances make life difficult for them.

Katherine is assigned to a new team, so she has to walk several minutes to the coloured people’s bathroom in another building. Dorothy is denied promotion to supervisor, although she is already doing the work due to the official supervisor being ill frequently. Meanwhile, Mary goes to court to obtain permission to attend night classes in an all-white school and get her engineering degree.

One day an IBM-Computer is installed, that could replace her and her co-workers, but Dorothy recognizes the signs of the times and decides to work her way into operating the machine. When the computer issues wrong numbers just before launch, the girls can prove that no machine is an appropriate replacement for themselves.

Hidden Figures doesn’t try to push many artistic boundaries, but it tells its story so well that it doesn’t really have to. (theatlantic.com)

Hidden Figures is an enjoyable, entertaining and inspirational film that crosses racial and gender boundaries to tell an against the odds tale of incredible human endeavour. (500daysoffilm.com)

Hidden Figures matches the quality acting performances with a spot-on soundtrack by film composer Hans Zimmer and music producer/artist Pharrell Williams. Nothing lacked. It’s truly a must-see movie. (CBN)