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NAACP Screens Film on Justice

“Just Mercy" a new film about a young black lawyer.

1/14/2020, 12:09 p.m.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan, the movie tells the story of poor black men being railroaded ...
Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jamie Foxx in a scene from “Just Mercy,” a new historical drama about a young black lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), and his history-making battle for justice.. Photo courtesy Warner Bros.

The Vancouver NAACP will celebrate the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by sponsoring a public screening of “Just Mercy’ a new film about a young black lawyer, a recent Harvard graduate, as he defends an innocent man accused of murder.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan, the movie tells the story of poor black men being railroaded into death sentences while encountering racism and legal and political maneuverings.

The screening will take place Monday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Mall AMC movie theater. Tickets are $10.06 per person and available on the Vancouver NAACP website at naacpvancouverwa.org.