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Film: "Just Mercy"

Based on the worldwide bestseller, this powerful true story about a history-making battle for justice stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
4:00pm – 6:15pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Fee required. Tickets required.

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson (Jordan, Black Panther) 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, Captain Marvel). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx, Django: Unchained), 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.  D: Destin Daniel Cretton, US, 2019, 2h17m


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