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Just Mercy

2 Hr. 16 Min.
PG-13
2020
Screening format: DCP

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Task Force on Criminal Justice Reform 

 

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.

 

"The filmmakers and actors imbue the characters with remarkable depth of feeling."
- AV Club
"...a celebration of what it takes to eke out justice in a broken system."
- indieWire
"Profoundly moving..."
- New York Post

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