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Dear Jackie (with English subtitles)

Information

Language

Bilingual

Audience

65 and up
Teens
Adults
Young adults
Members

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée

Mode

In Person

Schedule coming.

June 17 – June 23, 2022

Original mutilingual version with English subtitles.

 

Post-screening discussion:
- Saturday, June 18 at 2:30 pm with guests

Baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s short stay in Montreal is a pretext to tell the story of ordinary citizens of Little Burgundy, Montreal’s first Black community, famously known throughout North America as the Harlem of the North. When Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to join the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, the Montreal Royals, in 1946, he broke the colour barrier in Major League Baseball. The impossible seemed possible in a segregated North America. But did Montrealers use this historic moment to perpetuate a myth of a post-racial society?

Shot in black and white, Dear Jackie unfolds as an intimate correspondence with Jackie Robinson, who became a prominent civil rights activist, by contrasting key milestones from his time in Montreal with the actual experience of the Black Community revealed in powerful vérité moments.

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