Impact Spotlight: “Just Mercy”
After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.
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FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, JUST MERCY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR FREE ACROSS DIGITAL PLATFORMS IN THE US.
Based on the themes of this film we’ve paired it with Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative for impact. If this story touched you in any way here are a few ways you can channel that energy into something good:
Cast & Crew
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
Producers: Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B. Jordan
Cinematographer: Brett Pawlak
Music Composer: Joel P. West
Editor: Nat Sanders