Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As part of their "Every Tuesday Night Film" series, and in honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad presents 2013's award winning film 42 on January 21st, at 7 pm at the Paradise Community Center.
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 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 Directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie.
Gates open at 6:00 pm and all films begin at 7:00 pm.
Don't miss your chance to see this fascinating film, presented by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad. Advance tickets are available prior to the show Tuesday through Saturday between 9:30 am and 2 pm at the Paradise Community Center for donation of $60 pesos. Tickets are available at the door on Tuesday night for $70 pesos. The movie starts at 7 pm but we invite movie-goers to come at 6 pm and enjoy the food vendors at the Community Center and eat before the show. Wine, beer and other refreshments are also available.
Paradise Community Center is located at 127 Pulpito, directly across from Coco's Kitchen. For further information, contact Tobe Jensen tjensen1942(at)hotmail.com or David and Judy snowkamp1(at)yahoo.com.
Due to expectations of high attendance and to help us make the films enjoyable for all, we encourage you to buy your tickets in advance. This will help us to anticipate the turn out for each film. We also suggest that you arrive early. The doors to the theater portion of the center open at 6:30 at which time you can enter and save a seat.
For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE. For local assistance, contact Dee Dee Camhi, Chair, at rdcamhi(at)mac.com.