Gather as if at Grand Virtual Film Discussion: 42—The True Story of an American Legend
Join us for the fifth film in our Film Discussion Series as we explore 42: The True Story of an American Legend.
Films within the Gather as if @ Grand program, Racism: Roots, Resolves, and Results, have been curated by Ms. Linda Carter Pete, who provides a study guide to all registrants in order to facilitate study, reflection, and conversation.
MOVIE #5: 42: The True Story of an American Legend
ABOUT: In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball’s notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press, and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.
The movie can be rented for $3.99 on Amazon or rented on YouTube if you have an account.
WHEN: April 13, 2021; 7–8:15 pm
WHERE: Virtual Film Discussion on Zoom (details will be sent to all registrants).
HOW: Ahead of the April 13 discussion event, plan on viewing the movie through your streaming service. The film is available on YouTube. All registrants will be sent a study guide to facilitate their own reflection on the film and spark discussion.
REGISTER: On Eventbrite
DOWNLOAD: Film Study Guide: 42 Film Study Guide 3-31
ABOUT THE STUDY GUIDE CREATOR: Born in Georgia and currently residing in the East Bay, Linda Carter Pete’s formative years had her residing in Thailand, Iran, Okinawa, Belgium, and Germany as a military dependent for sixteen years before returning to Alexandria, Virginia to finish high school. Linda went on to attend Dominican College of San Rafael where she earned her BA in History, a single subject Teaching Credential, and an MS in Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Linda continued her graduate education at Stanford University where she earned her MA in Education: Administration and Policy Analysis as well as her Administrative Credential.
Linda began her teaching career as a substitute in the Oakland Unified School District and then worked in the San Francisco Unified School District. She taught in middle and high schools for seven years before becoming an administrator. She has spent the last twenty-one years supporting school communities in San Francisco and now works with Mt. Diablo Unified School District in Concord, California. Linda has also taught “Voice, Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice” in the Teaching Credential Program at Chapman University at their Concord and Fairfield campuses, and Children’s Church for children (ages 5-11).
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