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  • Criterion Pictures has the non-theatrical rights for Hidden Figures. Bring this fabulous, awarding winning film to your school for Women’s History Month:

    hiddenfiguresThe incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - 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.

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    "Hidden Figures" provides a fresh angle on how demeaning, demoralizing and crazy it was to live in an era of officially sanctioned white supremacy, one that people had grown used to pretending was perfectly normal.
    - Kyle Smith, New York Post

    “Henson, Spencer and Monae all excel, conveying the intensity and worthiness of these women's ambitions, even as they deal, almost in a matter of fact way, with obstacles that are maddening.” - Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle

    "Hidden Figures" is empowerment cinema at its most populist, and one only wishes that the film had existed at the time it depicts - though ongoing racial tensions and gender double-standards suggest that perhaps we haven't come such a long way, baby. - Peter Debruge, Variety