The 2019 movie tells the true stry civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson as he defends Walter McMillian, an African-American man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering a white woman in the 1980s.
Warner Bros has made the film available for free rental on digital platforms (Apple TV, FandangoNow, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Redbox, PlayStation Store, Vudu, Microsoft and YouTube) for the whole of June. It comes in the wake of global protests in support of Black Lives Matter following the death of George Floyd.
Warner Bros said in a press statement: “We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, Just Mercy will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US.
“To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today,” the statement added. “Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.”