Last night, I enjoyed the Charlie Rose talk show on PBS - he featured the cast from HIDDEN FIGURES (link):
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who 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.
Katherine Johnson at NASA
Rose welcomed the three actresses - Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae - along with supporting actor Kevin Costner. I have to admit he stole the interview as he paid tribute to the actresses in portraying these trailblazing mathematicians.
Speaking of scientists, Jim Parsons from BIG BANG THEORY portrays the chief NASA engineer (in contrast to his role as a physicist on BBG who sneers at NASA engineer Howard for his lack of doctorate).
This movie is also timely with its focus on John Glenn's mission ... let us remember this American hero who passed away last week at age 95.
I am adding to this my list of movies to see along with already released MOANA (link) and ROGUE ONE (link).
What movies have you seen or looking forward to seeing in the theater, on demand, or from DVD? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Sunday, December 25, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 26.
Kim in Baltimore
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