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42 In Theaters: Apr 12, 2013 Wide Unrated, Drama Directed By: Brian Helgeland Written By: Brian Helgeland Warner Bros. Pictures 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. (copyright WB)
Inequality for All - A Must See Film!
Troy posted a topic in Culture, Race & EconomyRobert Reich, secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, and director Jacob Kornbluth discuss economic inequality in America in their Sundance film "Inequality for All"
One of the young ladies featured has the potential to become the 1st female African-American "Master" Chess player Brooklyn Castle In Theaters: Oct 19, 2012 Limited PG, 1 hr. 42 min. Documentary, Special Interest Directed By: Katie Dellamaggiore Producers Distribution Agency Brooklyn Castle is the remarkable and improbable true story of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn. The school, where 65% of students live below the federal poverty level, has the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation. The heart of the film is the engaging young students who populate the team: Rochelle, who has the goal of becoming the first female African-American chess master; Pobo, the team's charismatic leader; Justus, an entering student who must manage the high expectations that come with achieving master status at an early age; Alexis, who feels the pressure of his immigrant parents' desire for him to realize the American dream; Patrick, who uses chess to help overcome his ADHD; and James, the young rapping maestro and budding chess talent; among several others. the official website.
Real Story of Nigeria - Documentary Film
Troy posted a topic in Culture, Race & EconomyREAL STORY OF NIGERIA by Jide Olanrewaju "History of our motherland...birthed in greed and riddled with corruption. The summary of it all in one documentary. A must watch for every true Nigerian and Africans as a whole. You'd be surprised at what you'll find out. Truly, the beautiful ones are not yet born." http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3aFc4VrV-94
Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Film Review
Troy posted a topic in Culture, Race & EconomyGood Deeds -In Theaters: Feb 24, 2012 Wide http://aalbc.com/reviews/good_deeds.html