Just Mercy

Showings

Rafael 2 Thu, Oct 3 7:00 PM
Simulcast with talent
Rafael 3 Thu, Oct 3 7:00 PM
Simulcast with talent
Sequoia 1 Thu, Oct 3 7:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 3 7:00 PM
Century Larkspur 2 Thu, Oct 3 7:30 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Big Night
Country:US
Year:2019
Running Time:136 min.
Language:English
Director:Destin Daniel Cretton
Producer:Gil Netter
Asher Goldstein
Michael B. Jordan
Screenwriter:Destin Daniel Cretton
Andrew Lanham
Cinematographer:Brett Pawlak
Editor:Nat Sanders
Cast:Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan
Brie Larson
Tim Blake Nelson
Rob Morgan
Rafe Spall
Print Source:Warner Bros.
Note Writer:Pam Grady

Description

OPENING NIGHT: Monroeville, Alabama was To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee’s lifelong home. It was there, in 1988, that African American Walter McMillian (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx) was sentenced to death for killing a white woman. Those two facts have more than a city in common, as it is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch in the form of recent Harvard Law grad Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) who challenges a corrupt, racist system to free an innocent man. Foxx and Jordan deliver indelible performances alongside standout supporting cast members Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Rob Morgan in Destin Daniel Cretton’s (Short Term 12) gripping drama adapted from famed civil rights attorney Stevenson’s searing memoir. The director creates a rich tapestry interweaving observations of McMillian’s close friendships with other death-row prisoners, Stevenson’s tense detective work among often hostile townspeople to uncover the truth of the case, and riveting courtroom scenes as Stevenson battles for his client’s life. At its heart, Just Mercy emerges as a resonant portrait of good people fighting for justice.

EXPECTED GUESTS: Actors Jamie Foxx and Karan Kendrick

 

Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm
CinéArts Sequoia & Smith Rafael Film Center
Program & Gala: $110 member | $125 general
Program Only: $55 member | $60 general
Simulcast house: $40 member | $45 general
Gala Only: $55 member | $65 general


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