In the wake of the uprisings and protests of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, Warner Bros. is making its critically-acclaimed film, Just Mercy, available for free.
We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E
— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020
Starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan, Just Mercy chronicles attorney Bryan Stevenson’s (Michael B. Jordan) quest to free Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx), an Alabama death row inmate wrongfully convicted for the murder a white woman. The film was directed by Short Term 12 filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton. For his performance as Walter McMillan, Foxx received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. The film also stars Brie Larson, Karan Kendrick, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson and Karan Kendrick.
“Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, Just Mercy will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the U.S,” Warner Bros said in a statement. “To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies.”
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