Few athletes have changed the landscape of their sport as much as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson did. Beyond his outstanding success in the sport, Jackie Robinson became one of the most important figures of the civil rights movements and is still remembered to this day as an iconic figure of the time period.
A whole new generation has recently become inspired by Robinson’s amazing life due to the success of the film 42 and now they can learn even more about Robinson, thanks to this documentary on DVD.
Letters from Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson is a biographical documentary that takes you inside Jackie Robinson’s mind. You learn about Robinson’s personal ambitions and motivations from the perspective of his various letters to important figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Eisenhower. There are also candid interviews with his daughter, Sharon Robinson, close friend Rob Rabinovitz, historian Joe Dorinson, and a wide variety of MLB players that have been influenced by Robinson’s story.
Arriving on DVD on July 16 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, this excellent documentary is a great buy at just $9.98.