A powerful and thought-provoking true story, that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson 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. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, 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.
"a sturdy retelling of one of the influential lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson’s most enraging cases" - GUARDIAN
"a forceful reckoning of a broken legal system" - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"will shake you to your soul" - VARIETY
"tragically illustrates the true cost of the death penalty" - OBSERVER
Cast: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
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