Melena Ryzik, culture reporter for The New York Times, hosts a prerelease screening of the new drama “Just Mercy,” followed by a conversation with stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx and the film’s real-life inspiration Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Based on the New York Times best seller, “Just Mercy” follows young Harvard lawyer Stevenson (Jordan) who heads to Alabama to defend the wrongly convicted and those not given proper representation. One of his first cases is condemned death row prisoner Walter McMillian (Foxx), whom he fought to free.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear award-winning actor Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award-winner Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and widely acclaimed social justice activist Stevenson discuss the struggle against racism and inequality, and one determined and idealistic lawyer’s history-making battle for justice.
Watch the official trailer for “Just Mercy.”