2013. USA. Brian Helgeland. 128 min.
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2013. USA. Directed by Brian Helgeland. 42 is a moving, authentic dramatization of Jackie Robinson’s nascent career in professional baseball. Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, chose Robinson, Olympic athlete and Negro League star, to be the first black man to participate in the "big leagues" of American’s national pastime. Rickey had compared the league's segregation with the fascism that the country had just defeated in World War II. Robinson became the National League Rookie of the Year, and his exemplary play over the following decade made him one of the greatest symbols of equality in the nation’s history. Courtesy of Warner Bros. 128 min.