(Brian Helgeland, US 2013, 128 min., 35mm)
America’s Favorite Pastime. Uniform number 42 was retired across all of major league baseball in 1997 to honor Jackie Robinson, who ultimately broke the color barrier preventing black players from joining major league rosters. This dramatization of that fateful 1947 season stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie, who endured endemic racism while leading the Brooklyn Dodgers to the National League pennant, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Dodgers who hand-picked Robinson. The George Eastman Museum is proud to present one of the few 35mm prints made of this modern classic.