In light of the current national outcry and discussion of the devastating effects of systemic racism, the film Just Mercy, which was released in December 2019, is available to stream for free during the month of June.
Just Mercy is based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson’s defense of men on death row who were innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. I am listening to Bryan Stevenson’s book of the same title right now. It’s riveting, revelatory, inspiring. Here’s the New York Times review, with one of its fascinating “Anatomy of a Scene” videos, narrated by director Destin Daniel Cretton.
You can stream if for free by clicking on the “buy” link in the YouTube preview up top, or from other streaming services.
I know what we’ll be watching this evening.