Octavia Spencer

Why so many people are crowd-funding Hidden Figures screenings

Deborah Bey set up the crowd funding page on 17 January hoping to raise $3,000 (£2,450) on behalf of the organisation, Hear Me Code.

She wanted to pay for young people who couldn't afford to see the movie.

Hidden Figures, starring Octavia Spencer, is about three black women who worked for Nasa.

Deborah's is not the first campaign to send people to see the film.

'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.