Hidden Figures film

Movie premier Hidden Figures is about dreaming big

The movie, set to premier tonight at the Paradise Cinema, Vision City, gives to the world a visionary trio who crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Initially released on December 25, 2016 in the US, the movie tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

'Hidden Figures' explores unsung heroes of space race

So despite an overly calculated feel, the numbers add up in favor of this uplifting film, which celebrates America's pioneer spirit during the space race while delving into that era's shameful aspects vis-à-vis race and gender.

"Hidden Figures" is periodically guilty of a sort of thudding earnestness, as well as emotional manipulation. Still, with its top-flight cast and absorbing historical foundation, the movie doesn't just chronicle when America began reaching for the stars, but sporadically achieves cinematic liftoff.