Esta película se transmitirá gratis para educar sobre el racismo en Estados Unidos ¿Dónde verla?

WB Pictures Michael B. Jordan, protagonista del filme Just Mercy

Se trata de la película “Just Mercy”, sobre la historia real del abogado Bryan Stevenson (interpretado por Michael B. Jordan), conocido por su incansable labor por los derechos de los afroamericanos encarcelados en EE.UU.

El filme cuenta el sonado caso de Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), un ciudadano de Alabama que fue condenado por asesinato pese a contar con una coartada, ya que se encontraba en una celebración con decenas de vecinos en el momento en el que se produjo el crimen.

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Un filme que educará sobre el racismo

“Just Mercy” estará disponible gratis en plataformas digitales de Estados Unidos, durante el mes de junio, para espectadores interesados informó este martes el estudio Warner Bros. en un comunicado. “Creemos en el poder de las historias”, sostiene el comunicado de la compañía. “Nuestra película (…) es una de las herramientas que podemos ofrecer de forma humilde a aquellos interesados en aprender más sobre el racismo sistémico que plaga nuestra sociedad”, agrega.

El anuncio llega tras varias jornadas de multitudinarias manifestaciones en el país tras la muerte del afroamericano George Floyd a manos de la Policía de la ciudad de Minneapolis.

“Para ser parte activa del cambio que nuestro país está buscando de forma desesperada, los animamos a aprender más sobre nuestro pasado y las incontables injusticias que nos han llevado a donde estamos hoy”, continúa el comunicado.

La decisión del estudio llega el mismo día que el mundo del entretenimiento hace público su rechazo al racismo y la brutalidad policial en Estados Unidos con una foto en negro en Instagram y bajo el lema “Black Out Tuesday” que ha tomado de forma masiva las redes sociales.

Sobre esto, su protagonista Michael B. Jordan aseguró que espera el logro final de la cinta sea alcanzar que el espectador “piense de manera un poco distinta y empiece a ser parte del cambio”.

JUST MERCY Official TrailerJUST MERCY In theaters this December. https://www.justmercyfilm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JustMercyFilm/ https://www.instagram.com/justmercyfilm/ https://twitter.com/JustMercyFilm Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Creed II”) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “The Glass Castle,” “Captain Marvel”) 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 (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) 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. The main cast also includes Rob Morgan (“Mudbound”) as Herbert Richardson, a fellow prisoner who also sits on death row awaiting his fate; Tim Blake Nelson (“Wormwood”) as Ralph Myers, whose pivotal testimony against Walter McMillian is called into question; Rafe Spall as Tommy Chapman, the DA who is fighting to uphold Walter’s conviction and sentence; and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”) as Anthony Ray Hinton, another wrongly convicted death row inmate whose cause is taken up by Bryan. The film is produced by two-time Oscar nominee Gil Netter (“Life of Pi,” “The Blind Side”), Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12”) and Michael B. Jordan. Bryan Stevenson, Mike Drake, Niija Kuykendall, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Scott Budnick, Jeff Skoll and Charles D. King served as executive producers. Cretton co-wrote the screenplay with Andrew Lanham (“The Glass Castle”), based on Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Published in 2014 by Spiegel & Grau, the book has spent more than 150 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers List, and counting. It was also named one of the year’s best books by a number of top publications, including TIME Magazine. For the book, Stevenson also won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, an NAACP Image Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction. Cretton’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Brett Pawlak, production designer Sharon Seymour, editor Nat Sanders and composer Joel P. West, all of whom previously collaborated with the director on “The Glass Castle.” They are joined by costume designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck (“Detroit,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”). Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in Association with Endeavor Content/One Community/Participant Media/Macro, a Gil Netter Production, an Outlier Society Production, “Just Mercy.” The film is slated for limited release on December 25, 2019 and will go wide on January 10, 2020. “Just Mercy” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and has been rated PG-13 for thematic content, including some racial epithets.2019-09-04T13:00:08Z

Sobre “Just Mercy”

Just Mercy es una película  de drama biográfico estadounidense de 2019, dirigida por Destin Daniel Cretton, basada en las memorias del abogado y activista Bryan Stevenson y protagonizada por Michael B. Jordan, también productor de la cinta, en el papel de Stevenson.

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