VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL | Dates to be Announced in Feb 2024

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Just Mercy

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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

Date

Wednesday, October 23

Time

7:00 PM

Location

The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Runtime: 136 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Brie Larson