Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham, based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall.
Whoever voted on the Academy’s list of Best Actors of 2019 must not have seen Michael B. Jordan’s amazing performance in Just Mercy. From his role as the vulnerable Wallace in The Wire, to Fruitvale Station, and Black Panther, Jordan is clearly one of America’s very best actors working today. Just Mercy casts him in the true story of a lawyer who goes to Alabama to represent two men on Death Row: one innocent, and one guilty, of murder. What begins as a riveting legal thriller begins to radiate a profound anger at the unfair system that targets black men for incarceration, and the electric chair. Freedom of Expression Award, National Board of Review.
“Will shake you to your soul Just Mercy is based on the certainty that hatred, in all its terrible power, will never be as powerful as justice.” Owen Gleiberman, Chief Varity Critic.