Date(s) - 01/08/2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
EASTERN MONROE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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“Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley.
One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian, 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. 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.
Based on Stevenson’s autobiography, this film stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.
Please note this film is rated PG-13.
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