Just Mercy—Now Showing
*Join us on Friday, January 17th for the 7:20pm screening of the new film “JUST MERCY.” And, we will be joined by the newly-formed Cinéverse for opening night poems inspired by the film written by Quraysh Ali Lansana (poet, book editor, civil rights historian, and professor). Tickets!
PROGRAM NOTE: See a special video intro from Tulsa’s Tim Blake Nelson before each screening!
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.