‘Just Mercy’ is now free to stream through June to help educate people on systemic racism
Steven Cohen Jun 2, 2020, 5:40 PM
- Warner Bros. has made “Just Mercy” free to rent on digital streaming platforms throughout June.
- The film is being offered as a resource to help educate people about the dangers of systemic racism.
- Based on a true story, the movie focuses on the life of the civil-rights attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) as he fights to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx).
- To learn more about Stevenson and his work with the Equal Justice Initiative, check out EJI.org.
In response to current events, Warner Bros. is offering free streaming rentals of its film “Just Mercy,” from the director Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.
“Just Mercy,” released in theaters on January 10, tells the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), a civil-rights attorney who works to defend Walter McMillian (Foxx), who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
You can rent “Just Mercy” for free in June through a variety of digital movie services in the US, including Apple TV, FandangoNow, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, the PlayStation Store, Vudu, Microsoft, and YouTube.
The studio said it hopes the film will be an educational resource for people who want to learn more about the dangers of systemic racism in our society.
Elaborating on its decision to offer the free rental, Warner Bros. released the following statement on the film’s official website:
“We believe in the power of story.
“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.
“For the month of June, ‘Just Mercy’ will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US.
“To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today.
“Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.”