Achtung, neuer Film: Just Mercy

Monday Nite at the Movies

Achtung, neuer Film! Da das Erscheinungsdatum von A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood verschoben wurde, zeigen wir im März stattdessen Just Mercy. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood wird aber im April gezeigt. Nähere Infos folgen.


Being sentenced to death for a crime one did not commit, despite evidence proving one’s innocence, is a crime itself that must not be ignored.
Just Mercy is an American legal drama film based on the memoir of the same name, which tells the story of defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan, who commits his life to this exact matter. After his law graduation from Harvard in 1989, Bryan founds the Equal Justice Initiative, aiming at offering help to death row candidates who cannot afford a lawyer. He meets Walter McMillian, an African-American man who had been wrongly condemned for the murder of Ronda Morrison, a white woman. Bryan screens the self-contradictory evidence against McMillian, willing to prove his innocence and convince the judges to grant a retrial.
Just Mercy premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 6, 2019.
Among well-known actor Jamie Foxx portraying Walter McMillian, the cast includes Brie Larson depicting Eva Ansley, Bryan’s co-worker in the initiative. According to TIFF critics, in Just Mercy, Foxx “gives one of the best performances of his career”, while director Destin Cretton “crafts each performance, each scene, in Just Mercy to add to the cumulative power of a film that is not just a true story, but a story committed to revealing truths.
The epilogue shows that Bryan and Eva keep fighting for justice until today.

USA | 2019 | 137 min | Dir: Destin Daniel Cretton | OmU With an introduction by Rolf LuchsEintritt: € 8 / 7,50 Schüler, Studierende, Senioren (ab 65), CSH-Mitglieder & Inhaber der CineCard (ggf. zzgl. Überlängenzuschlag)Veranstaltungssprache: EnglischMit: Friedrichsbau Kino



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Mo, 09.Mär.2020 um 19:00