Theodore Melfi’s new feature film Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, will hold a first look screening at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. On Saturday, September 10, 20th Century Fox will present exclusive footage of the film, a Q&A with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell Williams, and the filmmakers, followed by a concert with Williams and friends on Festival Street for select TIFF Members.
“I am so honored for the world to first see a part of Hidden Figures at TIFF where I was lucky enough to premiere my first ever feature, St. Vincent,” said Melfi. “TIFF has a very special place in my heart. Pharrell’s musical genius acumen takes the film to a different level.”
Festival Street returns to the Toronto International Film Festival for its third year. From September 8 to 11, King Street West between Peter and University Streets will be closed and transformed into a pedestrian paradise, free for all to enjoy.
Hidden Figures Theodore Melfi, USA
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), 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.