Just Mercy is being offered for free in support of Blackout Tuesday.
The United States is on fire. People are losing their lives and their rights. It’s a dark time to be an American. People, studios, and companies are doing what they can to band together. But what exactly could companies do other than entertain the masses or donate to the cause of their choice? That’s where things are getting creative. Earlier today, Nickelodeon cut their programming to black and had heavy breathing play for eight minutes and 46 seconds along with the text “I can’t breathe” on screen.
Warner Bros. is taking a different approach. As revealed on their official Twitter account, WB will be giving out a free movie rental on digital platforms in the U.S. The film in question? Just Mercy. Check out the official announcement down below!
“We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US.”
We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E
— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020
It’s quite a fitting film to throw up on the docket. Just Mercy follows a lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, defending a wrongly-convicted for the murder of an 18-year-old girl. This was in spite of “preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.” Over the course of the film, “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.”
While I have yet to see the film myself, this seems like quite a fitting premise, and a great way to illustrate the systemic racism in our country. There’s a reason Americans are upset. As such, it’s Warner is offering this conversation-starting movie for all of us to learn from.
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