Robert McKee’s WORKS / DOESN’T WORK Film Review:
Hidden Figures (2016) | Direct by Theodore Melfi
McKee Says: It Works (Spoiler Alert!)
The Protagonists are Brilliantly Conceived Underdogs:
Black women of mathematical genius up against antipathetic, envious white men and women of lesser talent in the American South in the time of Jim Crow. The least wrong look or word could get them killed. Our empathy is instantaneous.
Acted with dignity and without sentimentality.
Pleasure of Learning:
Humbling to know this hidden part of our history. High time it came out.