The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn 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.
Katherine Johnson (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Taraji P Henson Empire), Dorothy Vaughan (Oscar winner Octavia Spencer The Help) and Mary Jackson (Grammy nominated Janelle Monae in her film debut), worked as “computers” in the pre-IBM world of NASA during America’s Space Race against Russia.
Inspirational, emotional and highly entertaining, “Hidden Figures” is directed by Theodore Melfi (St Vincent), based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly and also stars Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst.
Currently No1 in the Us box office, the film outdid Rogue One in its opening weekend and scored A+ in all demographics in the audience measurement system Cinemascore, which is very rare.
Hidden Figures opens in cinemas all over NZ on January 26. Rated PG contains coarse language.
How to enter:
To be in to win one of 5 double-passes to Hidden Figures, simply tell us which year astronaut John Glenn was launched into orbit.
Email the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, postal address and contact phone number before 5pm on Wednesday, 1 February, 2017.
There is one entry per person and the 5 winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries received during the entry period.
The winners will be notified by phone on or about Thursday, 2 February, 2017.
Please read the competition Terms and Conditions before entering.
Tickets supplied by 20th Century Fox NZ