The first motion picture to be featured on Dodger Stadium's new hexagonal high definition video screens, "42" depicts the true story of an American Legend and Hall of Fame Dodger Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. The movie focuses on his life immediately leading up to, and during his first season, 1947.
Robinson was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball and the movie focuses on his life after he entered the game signing with the Dodgers in 1947.
A ticket to the Dodgers-Rockies game includes the screening of the movie "42" following the conclusion of the game.
Saturday is also On-Field Photo Day at Dodger Stadium, where fans have the opportunity to take photos with Dodger players and coaches on the field prior to the game. The homestand opens with a pair of 7:10 p.m. games, including Adrian Gonzalez Bobblehead Night Thursday, July 11 and Friday Night Fireworks the following night. The finale of the series with the Rockies on Sunday, July 14 is at 1:10 p.m. and Viva Los Dodgers will precede the game, starting two hours before the contest in Lot 6.
The movie "42" is rated PG-13. Parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13. The true story film includes profane and offensive language, including racist slurs, and violence.
On July 16, "42" will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. on Blu-ray Combo Pack and on single disc DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraVioletTM* which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.
From Academy Award®** winner Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential") comes the real-life drama "42," starring Chadwick Boseman ("The Express") as Jackie Robinson and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford ("Witness") as Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey. The drama also stars Nicole Beharie as Jackie's beloved wife, Rachel Robinson; Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher; Andre Holland as Wendell Smith; Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese; and Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling 866-DODGERS.