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Just Mercy

M, 2020

21oct7:00 pmJust MercyThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Diversity Film Series
Cohen and Wolf P.C. Movie Series
PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE KEELER TAVERN

Sponsored by Anita and Nick Donofrio, Ann and Steve Carlson, Allison and Jon Stockel, Julie and David Peck, People’s Bank, Ridgefield Prevention Council and the Town of Ridgefield
Q&A HOSTED BY CHERYL WASHINGTON

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. 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 (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie 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 addition to being shown after the film in the theater, our bonus content, sponsored by People’s United Bank, will also be available on our YouTube channel for anyone to watch from home. The bonus content for “Just Mercy” will consist of an interview with Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Board of Directors, led by Entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington.

Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved in advance by calling the box office at 203.438.5795

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

The Ridgefield PlayhousePhone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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