On Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 pm, the Mattapoisett Friends of the Elderly will host a free showing of 42 at the Council on Aging. Pizza is available for $2. Pizza requests must be pre-paid by Monday, September 23 at 3:00 pm. Please RVSP the Mattapoisett Council on Aging at the Center School, 17 Barstow Street, or call 508-758-4110, even if you’re not having pizza, so we know how many seats to set up.
42 (PG-13, 128 min): 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 broke Major League Baseball’s infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson. Both faced unabashed racism from every side. Any incident could destroy both their hopes. Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking, paving the way for others to follow.