Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer in Monroeville, Alabama, has dedicated himself to a case involving Walter McMillian, a death row prisoner with no proper defense. Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, McMillian was convicted of murder by a jury who ignored key witnesses and took only a few hours to come to their verdict. Based on the memoir of the same name, this powerful and thought-provoking true story delves into the consequences of a biased, imperfect system and exposes the harsh realities faced by the wrongly convicted. Introduction by UVA President Jim Ryan
Presented by Bank of America
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Bama Works Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and the UVA Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wednesday, October 23
The Paramount Theater
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Runtime: 136 min.
Featuring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Brie Larson