2019 Crime, Drama film ‘Just Mercy’ which is about World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson and his crusade to free wrongly condemned death row prisoner Walter McMillian, is being made available to rent for free by Warner Bros. during the month of June on all digital platforms in USA.
‘Just Mercy’ Official twitter account made the announcement earlier this morning. Below is the full statement issued by Warner Bros.:
We believe in the power of story. 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 US.
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.
For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.
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
The announcement comes after a week of worldwide protests of George Floyd’s death.
About Just Mercy:
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 might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, 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 movie made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and opened in January with an 83% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating.
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