Warner Bros. Offers a Powerful Lesson in Systemic Racism With Free Just Mercy Rentals

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Warner Bros. Offers a Powerful Lesson in Systemic Racism With Free Just Mercy Rentals
Warner Bros. Pictures is offering rentals of its poignant 2019 film Just Mercy for free during the month of June. Based on the real-life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, the film follows Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he looks into the case of death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). McMillian was arrested for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, and despite having a clear alibi with witnesses, was sentenced to die in 1987. The powerful biopic not only features some of Jordan and Foxx's best work ever, but it highlights the inequality of the criminal justice system in America.

Related: Michael B. Jordan Explains the Poignant Message Behind Just Mercy: "It's So Timely"

According to the announcement on the film's official Twitter account, Just Mercy is being released for free rental in response to the worldwide protests against police brutality toward Black Americans. "We believe in the power of story,
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