In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Major League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it.
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA has teamed up with the Jacobs Center for the opening of Friday Movies in the Market Creek Amphitheater. Join us for a special evening celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the YMCA in Southeastern San Diego while viewing 42: The True Story of Jackie Robinson an American Legend.
Pre-show activities begin at 7:00pm. 42 will begin at dusk. For more details contact Sasha Knox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.264.0144. Admission is free!