Free Screening of "Just Mercy" with WFU Face to Face - February 2
RiverRun will screen “Just Mercy,” based on the book by Bryan Stevenson, on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. at Hanes Auditorium, located in the Elberson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Salem Academy and College. The screening is being presented in partnership with Wake Forest University’s Face to Face Speaker Forum, which is presenting Bryan Stevenson in person on Thursday, February 23 at Wait Chapel.
The “Just Mercy” screening is free and open to the public. RiverRun and Face to Face are collaborating with Forsyth Tech, Salem Academy and College, UNCSA, Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University to encourage students, faculty and staff from local colleges and universities to attend the screening.
Released in 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures, “Just Mercy” is an American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson and Jamie Foxx as Walter McMillian. It explores the work of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson who represents poor people on death row in the South. Featured is his work with Walter McMillian, who had been wrongfully convicted of the murder of a young woman. The film is based on Stevenson’s 2014 eponymous memoir, in which he explored his journey to making his life’s work the defense of African American prisoners.