It takes real courage to fight the long odds of a broken system…
Just Mercy is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of 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 main 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, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system— stacked against them.
It’s a gripping true story that feels far too relevant and common today. Just Mercy is slated for a limited release on Christmas Day and is going wide on January 10th. We’ve got double passes in markets like Vancouver, Montreal (Eng & Fr), Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg and Ottawa to give to you for an advance screening on Jan. 8th. Your chance to win simply couldn’t be easier.
E-mail us at [email protected] with your full name, ‘Just Mercy’ along with the city you’d like to win for in the subject header along with the answer to the following question. Who is the director of Just Mercy?
The contest is open to all residents of the previously mentioned cities, one entry per household please and it will run until Thursday Jan. 2nd at 11:59AM.
All winners will be informed after the contest has closed.