Hamptons International Film Festival: JUST MERCY

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October 11
at 11:30am

 

2019 | English | USA | 136 minutes

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, JUST MERCY follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. 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 (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie 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. 

 

Directed By
Destin Daniel Cretton

Produced By
Gil Netter
Asher Goldstein
Michael B. Jordan

Executive Produced By
Bryan Stevenson
Mike Drake
Niija Kuykendall
Gabriel Hammond
Daniel Hammond

Written By
Destin Daniel Cretton
Andrew Lanham

Featuring
Michael B. Jordan
Jamie Foxx
Brie Larson
Rob Morgan
Tim Blake Nelson

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