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Hidden Figures (PG)

A brilliant feelgood blockbuster

Film Night at Clayhidon Parish Hall. Friday 20 October 2017, 7,30pm (doors open 7pm) Tickets £6  on the door.
With ice cream, popcorn and a licensed bar.

Hidden Figures  (PG) tells the true story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA.

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit

"This splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be," wrote Simran Hans in The Guardian.

"Even if some details have been massaged to fit the template of a Hollywood crowd-pleaser, the main thrust of the story is true and all the more remarkable for that," said The Radio Times, adding that director Ted Melfi had “captured all the grit and grace, as well as the brilliance, of his three female protagonists”.

Perhaps the highest accolade for the film comes from the real-life Katherine G Johnson. Now 98 years old and still with her husband Colonel Jim Johnson (their romance is told in the film), Katherine has said the film is true where it counts,

“Go see Hidden Figures,” she has urged. “And take a young person. It will give them a more positive outlook on what is possible if you work hard, do your best and are prepared.”

Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.

Film Night is at Clayhidon Parish Hall on Friday 20 October 2017 at 7,30pm (doors open 7pm).  Tickets £6  on the door or to reserve call Lucy Ball on 01823 680607  or email As usual there will be ice cream, popcorn and a licensed bar.