AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guest: Bob Chandler / Lee Hamilton


On Screen: 4:30pm and 7:30pm (You Pick!)

AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres (Auditorium #9)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 15 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings


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.

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

A Warner Bros. Release, 42 opens commercially in San Diego on April 12th.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. Running Time: TBA

PLEASE NOTE: This program takes place on a Wednesday.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Prior to our presentation of "42", we will be premiering the San Diego State University short THE SUMNER REDACTION, underwritten by our Reel Relief and Directors Circle Members.

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