Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings
With our usual seasons cancelled the Committee
is making weekly recommendations of films to
watch that were screened during the last
20 years which were extremely well received
by members and guests.
This week's recommendation
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Hidden Figures was the 800th film screened by RFS, on 12th March 2019. The film was one of the four equal top ranked films of Season 56 (equal with The Fencer, Truman and Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years), it got an approval mark of 95% from those attending; from Season 56 we have also already featured the companion three equal top films.
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. It is loosely based on
the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about black female mathematicians who worked at the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race.
The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features
Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor and mathematician Dorothy Vaughan and
Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali in supporting roles.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham
& Richmond Tribune here.
Hidden Figures is available to be streamed on Amazon Prime and disks are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020