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Special Preview Screening: Just Mercy

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Hartford Campus
Spotlight Theaters

Senator Christopher J. Dodd, The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, and Warner Bros. Pictures

invite you to a Special Preview Screening of

JUST MERCY

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:00pm

Spotlight Theatres 39 Front Street Hartford, CT 06103

Post film discussion led by the Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race (tbc)

Please note, upon confirmation of attendance, seats will be guaranteed up until 6:45pm on Tuesday, December 3, after which time unclaimed seats will be released.

For questions or to RSVP please email doddcenter@uconn.edu or call 860.486.5131

MOVIE INFORMATION:

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.

Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson.

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds and the system stacked against them.

JUST MERCY

In theaters December 25 (Limited); January 10 (Wide)

Warner Bros.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVQbeG5yW78&t=3s

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton

Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham; Based on the book by Bryan Stevenson

Producers: Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B. Jordan

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Time Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick and Brie Larson

Contact:

doddcenter@uconn.edu

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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