Jackie Robinson's '42' featured on Free Movie Night

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By Linda Ireland

Free Movie Night continues this summer with a new movie and a pair of classics.

The City of Hodgenville and The LaRue County Herald News will jointly sponsor “42,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “Old Dogs.”

Movies play at 7 p.m. at the Hodgenville Civic Center, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd. There is no charge to attend and free popcorn is included.

“42” will be shown Saturday, July 27. The 2013 film is about Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing in 1946 with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

Robinson was recruited to the Major League from the Negro League, becoming the first black Major League player. He faces hostility on and off the field, from players and fans.

The movie is 128 minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language. There are 43 uses of the N-word, other racist terms, and a sprinkling of other profanities.

The movie stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Lucas Black and Alan Tudyk.

Other movies planned are The Maltese Falcon, Aug. 24; and Old Dogs, Sept. 28.