You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Names

Names

Jackie Robinson’s family takes part in ‘42’ screening

Back row(from left): David Robinson, Branch Barrett Rickey, and Sharon Robinson. Front row(from left): actor Andre Holland, Rachel Robinson, and “42” director Brian Helgeland.

Peter Simon

Back row(from left): David Robinson, Branch Barrett Rickey, and Sharon Robinson. Front row(from left): actor Andre Holland, Rachel Robinson, and “42” director Brian Helgeland.

Continue reading below

The Jackie Robinson Foundation hosted a private screening of “42” in New York this week, and the director, former New Bedford fisherman Brian Helgeland, was there, along with Robinson’s widow, Rachel, the couple’s son David and daughter Sharon, and Branch Barrett Rickey, the grandson of Branch Rickey, the LA Dodgers executive who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week