Archive for December, 2013

46 The Jackie Robinson Story—Friday, Dec. 27

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

426:00 pm

Otis Library

261 Main Street, Norwich

Free — Donations welcome

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

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.

See trailer here.

Saturday, December 14th, 2013