PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Before presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature at The Oscars (2017), the film's stars, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, introduced Henson's real life counterpart, 98 year old Katherine Johnson, to the stage, where she received a standing ovation from the audience.
Colonel Jim Johnson:
I'm sorry, Katherine.
Katherine Johnson: For what, Jim?
Colonel Jim Johnson: Underestimating you, and any other woman like you, though I don't imagine there's many.
Katherine Johnson: That's good practice, right there.
At the Mercury 7 press conference, when the astronauts are asked "Which one of you will be the first in space?", and the astronauts all raise their hands (Glenn famously raising both of his), Glenn is shown raising both hands, then the camera angle changes, and he raises both hands again.
$22,800,057 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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