I had the pleasure of attending a movie screening and VIP listening party for the upcoming movie of Hidden Figures. This is going to be one f the blow-out films of 2017, and I am excited that I was able to preview it first and share it will you all exclusively. Not only did I see the movie, but I got a chance to attend the listening party as well which featured a live apperance by Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams. I was too excited to see the both of them but definitely Pharrell Williams, as he is the musical producer of the Hidden Figures soundtrack.


Synopsis: HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.



Janelle Monae + Pharrell surprised the Atlanta crowd with their presence in the theater before the screening

Before the Hidden Figures film started, Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams popped up on us in the movie theater. They wanted to stress the importance of how monumental this film is, as these three women were “hidden figures” in American history as they were very intelligent black women who helped send the first American to space. Why was this story hidden for so long? The movie showcases a time where NASA did allow African Americans to have job in the fields of math, science and engineering but were still very segregated due to those times in the early 60s. Smart enough to do the work, but not worthy of getting the full credit due to the color of your skin. Until now, and it was such a great film to showcase black women as not subservient, or a slave but actually articulate, highly educated and intelligent to send Americans to space.


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Its 2016, and in this picture you see three African American women in our modern form. Myself, Xaviera and Kim are in the media. The working media and I think we do a great job in our industries in the city of Atlanta. We are smart, articulate, sophisticated and although we are over the hump of segregation and the civil right era – we are doing our best to make sure we aren’t Hidden Figures in our industry. We are journalist but we are trying to be the forefront of the media and black women as influencers and representations for others to showcase women in media do matter. Especially black women in media – so with that said this movie touched us and inspired us to continue to be SEEN and not HIDDEN in the media industry.


In celebration of HIDDEN FIGURES, celebrities and social influencers attended HIDDEN FIGURES Soundtrack Listening Party at Means Street Studio in Atlanta hosted by DJ DramaDon Cannon and DJ Senseon.  So preceding the screening, VIP influencers got a chance to listen to the soundtrack to the film as well produced by none other than Pharrell. We live in an era now that soundtracks are not neccessarily a thing anymore to help promote a movie. I remember in the 90s that it was almost mandatory…what happened? Well Pharrell and Janelle showed up at the listening party, to give us a sneak preview of the soundtrack. Pharrell, being the genius that he is made song that deliberately went with the emotions and feelings of a particular moment of the film. It was a beautiful blend of eclectic psychedelic R&B tunes of what was going on in the early 60s and the civil rights era with a modern vibe throughout the film. I love the song “Running” as you can see Taraji’s character running with her issues of trying to go to the “colored” restroom that was well across campus.



Both of them being the musical energy beings that they are, they gave Atlanta a first glimpse of the sounds and really sought the approval of the city. It was such an interactive way to get members of the media, industry and Atlanta public to see how we would respond. Atlanta being a very musical city, if the music is received well here, it will be spread word of mouth and be well received all over. I honestly loved the soundtrack and I am definitely going to get a copy. I grew up on soundtracks and hopefully the Hidden Figures soundtracks can start a new waves of the return of many more soundtracks for films in 2017.


I will be honest I was extremely happy to be in the building. I love Pharrell and excited to be this up close and personal to one of the most intelligent men in music today! Phenomenal music and direction he really is a man not of this world (probably from Neptune) and can create music from anything. Janelle Monae, I want to comend her as not only a musical genius, but as an actress as well. She shine so well in this film, and perfect casting as her aura does seem very vintage as she fit right into the film. As if she actually lived through the 60s, her style and grace flowed perfectly for that time period. She multi-talented for sure.


I urge you to see this film when it comes out. Learn more about American history that wasn’t told before. Its still not in the history books and this is monumental for women everywhere! NASA is an industry that was and still probably ran by men. This films showcases how these WOMEN actually helped our American men get into space with their intelligence is something that should be finally told and supported. I didn’t know of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) prior to watching this film but so happy I did. Its so great to honor these women and not make these historical hidden figures have been revealed!




Did you know anything about these hidden figures?

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