It’s Numbers Against Time in the New Hidden Figures Trailer

20th Century Fox is smartly not giving everything away in its Hidden Figures trailers; each one just fills in a little corner of the world. Like in this latest trailer, in which Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) jokes about three black women chasing a white police officer down the highway in 1961: “That is a God-ordained miracle.” But for all of Mary’s talk about equal rights, and despite the fact that she, Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) work at NASA, things aren’t equal at all.

We also get to see more of Katherine’s work inventing the math to get man into orbit, and her fears about keeping up in the room—both in terms of numbers and as the sole black woman among white engineers.

There’s plenty more to be seen, but it looks like the studio is saving the most inspiring moments for its holiday audiences. Watch the trailer:

Hidden Figures comes to select theaters on December 25 and everywhere on January 6, 2017.


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