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07 January 2017 @ 10:45 am
So, I saw Hidden Figures last night...  
I went to see Hidden Figures last night. I've been waiting for this movie since I first saw the trailer half a year ago, so even though it was at 10:10 and I am a definite early bird, I braved the night anyways.

It was really, really good! Not just the story itself, but how it made me think about uncomfortable things in ways that I sort of saw coming, but didn't really. I knew what history was like, but I didn't really know what it was like. At all. What I mean is, I didn't live in the 50s and 60s, especially as a (brilliant) black woman, so no amount of research, reading, or movies could really make me understand what day-to-day life was like. The movie definitely made me sympathize, though, and you know it's good when you feel just as frustrated by the inane obstacles placed in front of these brilliant women as they do.

The book is going right into my to-read list. It's a good price on Amazon, but I'll probably buy it at  my local B&N because it's the only bookstore on Oahu and gosh darn it, it's worth the extra dollar or two to keep brick&mortar here! Read more on my new blog!

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night_owl_9: Utena Tenjou - what's on your mind?night_owl_9 on January 8th, 2017 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh, I've been looking forward to this movie. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!