"Hidden Figures" Director, Ted Melfi: MSU Alumni

The new film, "Hidden Figures", which portrays "The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program." (IMDB) was directed by an Ozarks alumni. 

The article below gives a look into Melfi's life and early work, including a film directed by Melfi here in Springfield, Missouri.