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‘Just Mercy’ with pre-screening forum presented by Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force

February 28, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. 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 (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jaime 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 event includes a pre-screening forum moderated by Mark MK McLaughlin (Chairman of the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force) featuring Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr., Suffolk County District Attorney  Ray Tierney and Riverhead Town Supervisor Tim Hubbard.

Forum starts at 7 p.m. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.



February 28
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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The Suffolk
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
East End LOCAL