Cinema/Chicago and Warner Bros cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of '42' on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21. A panel discussion will follow immediately, moderated by DePaul University professor Ron Fernandez. On the panel will be retired baseball player Lou Collier, Northwestern University professor Miriam Petty, and University of Illinois professor Adrian Burgos.
Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY (recommend 30-45 minutes early) as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Admission is not guaranteed. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate guests of Cinema/Chicago members at this screening (with the exception of Producer and Founder's Club members).
View the film's trailer at: 42movie.com
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.
Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman, T.R. Knight
Run time: 120 minutes
"42" opens in Chicago on April 12.