"Just Mercy" Movie Screening

This is a past event.

Join us for a free student screening of the film Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. 

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 had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, 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.

Registered students must pick up tickets in the SMDP office (Hill Student Center, suite 311). Quantities are limited. One ticket per student. 

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00pm

Edge Movie Theatre 7001 Crestwood Blvd #1100, Birmingham, AL 35210

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