Time Warner Inc. and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Kenneth E. Behring Center will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day by hosting a special screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ new film “42” at the Warner Bros. Theatre in Washington, DC. “42,” the true story of American legend Jackie Robinson opens nationwide very soon.
Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrays Jackie Robinson in the film, will join National Museum of American History Director John Gray and Curator Eric Jentsch to introduce the film as well as present several objects from the museum’s collection relating to Jackie Robinson.
Some of the pieces included in the collection are a signed baseball, a program with Robinson on the cover and an original trading card.
After the movie, Boseman will participate in an onstage interview session with the director of The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch.
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”).
While “hero” is a word we hear often in sports, heroism is not always about feats concurred on the field.
“42” tells the story of two men’s—the great Jackie Robinson and trailblazing Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—fight against prejudice and the monumental mark they left on the game of baseball with their determination and dedication that changed the sport forever.
Rounding out the main cast of “42” are Nicole Beharie as Rachel Robinson, Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher, Andre Holland as Wendell Smith, Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese, Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca, and Ryan Merriman as Dixie Walker.
The film is produced by Thomas Tull, with Dick Cook, Jon Jashni and Jason Clark serving as executive producers, and Darryl Pryor and Jillian Zaks co-producing.