Warner Bros has announced that Just Mercy, a 2019 film about civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson will be available to stream for free through the month of June. The studio said they are making it available to encourage education about “systemic racism” in U.S. society. “We believe in the power of story,” the company said. “Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.”
Just Mercy is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson. The film follows Stevenson as he fights for Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongly convicted of murder. Jordan, Foxx and co-star Brie Larson said in an interview in December that they hope the film helps change people’s hearts and minds.
We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E
— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020