After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson had his pick of jobs with lucrative law firms, but he chose instead to defend the wrongly accused in the state of Alabama. This is where he meets Walter McMillan who in 1987 was sentenced to die for the murder of an 18-year old girl. Despite a preponderance of evidence that he is innocent, Stevenson must fight through a labyrinth of legal and political battles to save McMillan from an unjust death.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Brie Larson, this film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), explores issues of racism in a broken judicial system. Based on a true story, it’s time to meet this generation’s hero.
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