|Weds 23rd October||7.45pm|
|Thurs 24th October||7.45pm|
Dir. Brian Helgeland, USA, 2013, 128 mins
Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, T.R. Knight
42 tells the true story of two men, the great Jackie Robinson and the legendary Branch Rickey, whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Boseman) to his baseball team. But the deal 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.
‘A superbly made biopic of one of the most significant figures in American history.’ – Matthew Turner, View London ****
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