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Oct
18
Fri
The Celebration of a Lifetime | Mortality at the Movies
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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This month’s film is a Disney/Pixar “Celebration of a Lifetime” and has a 97% Tomatometer!! 

The second of four films in our “Mortality at the Movies” Series (Sept – Dec); contemporary films that explore the value of life through the vantage point of death. Thought-provoking and often funny, these films remind us that while dying is a part of life, it need not keep us from living well.

The film’s rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly — and deeply affecting — approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, a boy dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead where along with a charming trickster he meets there, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story!

Reviews: 

“Of every Pixar film that deals with family, memory, and loss, ask, “Is there sufficient reason for the tears that will inevitably run down my face by the end?” Yes, thanks in no small part to the ingenious use of the song…

 “Funny, irreverent and eye-popping. It will also make you want to cry at least once but possibly as many as three times.”

“an extravagant tale of culture and ambition that’s exemplary in all aspects: sights, sound and story. The film touts its vibrant layout, rhythmic vibes and overall heartfelt tone that hits home deeply and more uniquely…”

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Nov
15
Fri
Secrets Lie Between the Lines | Mortality at the Movies
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

Secrets Lie Between the Lines (Call for the film title – per licensing agreement)


The third of four films in our “Mortality at the Movies” Series (Sept – Dec); contemporary films that explore the value of life through the vantage point of death. Thought-provoking and often funny, these films remind us that while dying is a part of life, it need not keep us from living well.


Description: Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. Interweaving the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–this film offers a lifetime of shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. 85% Tomatometer

Reviews: 
“An intelligent drama that treats its heroine with the respect she deserves.” 
“…unexpectedly poignant and powerful…”
“Mesmeric…”
“Rare…”


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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Dec
20
Fri
Timeless Wonderful | Faith and Film
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Secrets Lie Between the Lines (Call for the film title – per licensing agreement)

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings” But have you ever had the opportunity to discuss this influential film theologically? Come to Faith and Film Night in December where we will finish our Mortality at the Movies Series by watching and discussing this beloved holiday tradition: Timeless Wonderful!

Description: A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by.

Reviews:
“No matter how often you see this perennial Christmas favorite, you will be entranced. Flawless.”
“A kind man, overwhelmed by life’s trials, is visited by a heavenly messenger and gains a new lease on life.”

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Jan
17
Fri
The Farewell (2019)| Faith and Film
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, battling with the ethical decisions they’re forced to confront. 

Reviews:
“The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it’s one of the best films of the year.”

“Touching, vulnerable and heartbreaking, Awkwafina enters the world of drama with great confidence and comes away with a performance that should be remembered at year’s end.” 

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Feb
21
Fri
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)| Faith and Film
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A man dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of gentrified San Francisco, but as he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

Reviews:
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco possessed a rare quality of being deeply authentic and idiosyncratic at the same time. I haven’t seen anything quite like it.”

“The whole film lifts and sighs as a lament for vanished birthrights, while coaxing these characters to cherish what they have.”

Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg
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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Mar
27
Fri
ONLINE ONLY – “Come Sunday” | Faith and Film @ https://zoom.us/j/347760039
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ZOOM DETAILS BELOW
You Will Need access to Netflix to view the film! 

Here is how we are planning the evening: 

  • Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal. 
  • We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other,  and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film. 
  • Then we will begin watching the film (via our own Netflix access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).
  • When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break
  • Return to zoom for the discussion!  
  • As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

Film Overview: What would you do if your beliefs were to change, and yet you were leading the faith journeys of others? This film examines one man and the consequences of his actions in his church.

Film Reviews:

“Takes the challenges of faith
seriously. We need more movies like it.”

“A cautionary tale about the abuses and theological confusion that can arise in charismatic cultures where ‘God told me’ is common parlance.”

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About Faith and Film: Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.
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Apr
17
Fri
Online Only | Jojo Rabbit – Faith and Film @ Online
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism and fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy; as World War II continues to rage on.  

You will need access to Amazon or Youtube to purchase and view the film ($5.99) at home.

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

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This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.
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Online Only Faith & Film | The Two Popes @ Online
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You Will Need access to Netflix to view the film!

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own Netflix access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will "Host" the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.


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The Two Popes

"Predominantly set in the Vatican City in the aftermath of the Vatican leaks scandal, Pope Benedict XVI as he attempts to convince Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to reconsider his decision to resign as an archbishop as he confides his own intentions to abdicate the papacy."

Reviews:

"When Benedict and Francis are going at it quietly, with respect and scholarly restraint. The Two Popes is sheer bliss." 


"At its heart, The Two Popes is really about two old chaps, who just happen to be a Pope and a Pope-in-waiting, finding something liberating in an unexpected friendship. And what a blessing that story is. Don't miss it."
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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

May
15
Fri
Corrected Faith and Film Zoom link – Paddleton @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Online Only | Jojo Rabbit – Faith and Film @ Online
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism and fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy; as World War II continues to rage on.  

You will need access to Amazon or Youtube to purchase and view the film ($5.99) at home.

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

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Join Zoom Meeting
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Reservations Recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  
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This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.
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Online Only: Faith and Film | Paddleton @ Online
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

About the FilmAn unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Starring: Mark DuplassRay Romano  90% Tomatometer

You will need access to Netflix to view the film!  Here is how we are planning the evening: We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film. Then we will begin watching the film (via our own Netflix access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-). When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!  As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room. 

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

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Rev. Wendy MO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetingus02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

Jun
19
Fri
Online Only | Jojo Rabbit – Faith and Film @ Online
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism and fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy; as World War II continues to rage on.  

You will need access to Amazon or Youtube to purchase and view the film ($5.99) at home.

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

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This month’s film has not been selected – please check back later.

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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.
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Online Only | Jojo Rabbit – Faith and Film @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism and fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy; as World War II continues to rage on.  

You will need access to Amazon or Youtube to purchase and view the film ($5.99) at home.

Here is how we are planning the evening:

Faith and Film will have the same time frame as normal.

We will join together on zoom (see access below) from 6:30 to about 6:45 to say hello, get connected to each other, and hear from the leaders with their invitation to the film.

Then we will begin watching the film (via our own access). So we will all be watching together, just in separate rooms ;-).

When the film is finished, we will take a 3 minute break before returning to zoom for the discussion!

As always, Anna and Chad will lead the discussion and Rev. Wendy will “Host” the meeting, managing the zoom room.

We hope you will give it a try. We are finding that we need each other now more than ever – and sharing our experience of the film will ground us in the community we share at Faith and Film; while honoring our need for social distancing.

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Your donation and reservation is recommended: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  
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Join Zoom Meeting;: us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09

Dial by phone: 646 876 9923 US (New York)  
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Chad & Anna Kidd will lead the discussion. BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where Pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity led by local theologians and community leaders.

This Film Screening and Discussion are free – suggested $10.00 donation is welcomed.

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.

Jul
3
Fri
Black Lives Matter Film Series | 13th @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Registration is required for this event: igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

With the current social conditions present in both local and global perspectives, it is essential now to educate ourselves and act deliberately to be anti-racist. Sanctuary UCC is partnering with Hillside Community Church to bring you the Black Lives Matter Film Series.

This collection of films will deconstruct and frame an understanding of the inherent power structures in America and the effects this debilitating system has on communities and people of color. Please join us in listening, understanding, and acting in dismantling what racism is in our community.
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ABOUT THE FILM

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Reviews:

“Brutal, necessary watch for all who want to understand why America operates with impunity re its horrendous treatment of Black people. Incisive and shocking, moreso now than when it debuted in 2016.” – MaryAnn Johanson “Flick Filosopher”

“In her documentary, 13th, Ava DuVernay cites the wording of the 13th amendment, which outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude ‘except as a punishment for crime…’ but DuVernay gives the argument enormous cinematic force.” – Bob Mondello “NPR”

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7/1 UPDATE to plans for this film: in the interest of safety – and due to Phase II limits, we will not screen this film in person/out-of-doors as initially planned. We will gather on zoom at 6:30, have a brief conversation to provide context, watch the film in our own spaces via our own Netflix account, and return to zoom for small group discussion!!  We will continue to monitor safety and local recommendations and may be able to offer the next film in person in the outdoor space as per Phase 3 guidelines. 


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Your donation is recommended and registration is required: Text UCCFILM to 41444 or  igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

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Password: 749543  

For information about the film title, please email office@sanctuaryucc.org or call 781-395-3360.  

Jul
17
Fri
Black Lives Matter Film Series | Just Mercy @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Registration is required for these events: igfn.us/form/MQcEQg

Discussion will begin at 8:30 PM – led by filmmaker, community organizer, and co-founder of Mobilize Medford, Crystal Chandler.


Zoom Access: us02web.zoom.us/j/86116129775?pwd=VFRFcUExdmxPemZZTDJPSzdBeGR2QT09

7/16 – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE to Venue and Schedule: Given the uncertainty with COVID-19 Infection rates and the growing concern this week that the rate is on the rise nationwide (and the potential for thunderstorms) THIS PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM FOR ALL. Access to the film will be required at home. This film can be viewed on Amazon Prime. In addition, we will begin at 6 PM as this film is about 2.5 hours long.

With the current social conditions present in both local and global perspectives, it is essential now to educate ourselves and act deliberately to be anti-racist. Sanctuary UCC is partnering with Hillside Community Church to bring you the Black Lives Matter Film Series.

This collection of films will deconstruct and frame an understanding of the inherent power structures in America and the effects this debilitating system has on communities and people of color. Please join us in listening, understanding, and acting in dismantling what racism is in our community.
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ABOUT THE FILM

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.

Reviews:
“This is an important movie to watch right now as we talk about injustice, doing the right thing…” — Brandon Collins “Medium Popcorn”

“Simply told with limited theatrics and anchored by some weighty vulnerable performances, Just Mercy is an excellent watch.” — Kate Rodger “Newshub (NZ)”