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Review: Unashamed Old-School Biopic '42' Brings Jackie Robinson to Life

"42," the story of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season for the Brooklyn Dodgers, looks like a Norman Rockwell illustration come to life, as I say in my first review for WHYY about this unashamedly old-school biopic.
  • By Carrie Rickey
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  • April 12, 2013 2:35 PM
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First Lady Michelle Obama, Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman Talk Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' in Student Workshop

First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday welcomed the cast and crew of upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic "42," starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, along with 80 high school and college students from across the country, to take part in an interactive workshop in Washington DC. Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, and Ford, Boseman and director Brian Helgeland led a discussion with the students on the themes and issues of race in the film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 2:57 PM
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