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CANCELED: BHM Movie Screening: Just Mercy

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Program Type: Movie/Film

A powerful and thought-provoking true story about young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. A Harvard graduate, Bryan had his pick of jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl. Bryan becomes embroiled in legal and political battles and overt racism as he fights for Walter with the odds - and the system- stacked against them. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. PG-13.