Senator Christopher J. Dodd,
The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut,
Warner Bros. Pictures
invite you to a
Special Preview Screening of
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
39 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Post film discussion led by the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race
Please note, upon confirmation of attendance, seats will be guaranteed up until 6:45pm on Tuesday, December 3, after which time unclaimed seats will be released.
For questions or to RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.486.5131
Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.
Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson.
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.
In theaters December 25 (Limited); January 10 (Wide)
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham; Based on the book by Bryan Stevenson
Producers: Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B. Jordan
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Time Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick and Brie Larson