In light of recent events, Warner Bros. Pictures has made its 2019 film, Just Mercy free to rent on digital platforms during the month of June. The movie which stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, is about the real-life events of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson.
“We believe in the power of story,” Warner Bros said in a tweet earlier today. “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.”
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
Destin Daniel Cretton’s film exposes the truth that people like me never wanted to know truly existed. It is based on Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and it was released in theaters last December. It is an important movie to watch. You can read my review of the film here and watch the trailer below.
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