“42” – Jackie Robinson Biopic

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“42” tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey’s breaking of the infamous color line by signing Jackie Robinson to the team.  The 1946 deal, put the two men at the forefront of controversy and created a historical moment like none other.  The new biopic tells their story and Robinson’s amazing courage, determination and heroism.

Of the movie, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama is quoted USA Today as saying, “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie. And I can say with all sincerity that it was truly powerful for us,” she said. “I don’t know about you, but we walked away from that just visibly, physically moved by the experience of the movie, of the story.”

The film is rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for tweens but certainly teens and parents.

We’re raffling five (5) tickets to a pre-screening of “42” in the locations and times listed below.  All of you have to do to enter is send a tweet.

Tuesday, April 9th – 7:30 pm AMC Ford City, Chicago IL

Tuesday, April 9th – 7:30 pm AMC Empire 25, New York, NY

Tuesday, April 9th – 7:30 pm Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23, Houston, TX

Wednesday, April 10 – 7:30 pm Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, April 10 – 7:30 pm AMC Northpark 15, Dallas, TX

Tuesday, April 9 – 7:30 pm AMC Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, April 9 – 7:30 pm Century 14 Downtown, Albuquergue, NM

Thursday, April 11 – 7:30 pm Cobb Dolphin 19, Miami, FL

 

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“42” 

Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) wrote and directed the drama “42,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”).

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play.  “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

 

In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line.  But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players.  Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes.  Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

 

In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired.  The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger.  On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history.

 

A la palabra héroe la escuchamos con frecuencia en el mundo de los deportes, pero el heroísmo no se aplica solamente a logros en el campo de juego. “42” cuenta la historia de dos hombres –el gran Jackie Robinson y el pionero de los Brooklyn Dodgers, el gerente general Branch Rikey– cuya valiente postura en contra de los prejuicios cambió al mundo para siempre a través del béisbol. 

Del ganador del Premio de la Academia®, Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) llega “42” un drama basado en la vida real, con las actuaciones de Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) como Jackie Robinson y el actor nominado al Oscar®, Harrison Ford (“Witness”) en el papel de Branch Rickey. 

En 1947, Branch Rickey se puso a la vanguardia de la historia cuando contrató a Jackie Robinson para los Brooklyn Dodgers, rompiendo la tristemente célebre barrera racial de las Grandes Ligas del Béisbol (MLA, por sus siglas en inglés). Pero el trato también puso tanto a Robinson como a Rickey en la línea de fuego del público, de la prensa y de los demás jugadores. 

Combatiendo el evidente racismo que le llegaba de todas partes, inclusive de su propio equipo, Robinson se vio obligado a demostrar mucha valentía y control para no reaccionar ante las provocaciones, pues sabía que cualquier incidente podría destruir tanto sus sueños como los de Rickey. En lugar de ello, el número 42 deja que su talento en el campo hable por él, y al final, se gana tanto a los fanáticos como a sus compañeros de equipo; y además, acalla las críticas y abre el camino para otros.

 

 

 

 

 

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