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JUST MERCY

Monday, December 16
7:00pm

Location: Clairidge Cinema 2

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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 might have had his pick of lucrative jobs.  Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, 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.

A Warner Brothers film, JUST MERCY will have a limited release on December 25th before opening more widely in theaters in January 2020. After critically acclaimed screenings at the Toronto and Hamptons International Film Festivals, Montclair Film is pleased to offer our Members an advanced screening of this powerful new film from director Destin Daniel Cretton.