Add this Event to Calendar 11/10/2021 12:00 PM 11/10/2021 02:00 PM REELS Film Series - Just Mercy

Join us for the return of the REELS film series.

Just Mercy  

Marcus A. Griffin Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan 

Warner Bros.; Destin Daniel Cretton; PG-13; 136 minutes; 2019 

An inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.  A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (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 (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (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. 

Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. Food is prohibited at this event.


By Schenectady County mandate, masks must be worn by all, at all times in our buildings, no matter your vaccination status. Patrons are asked to observe a social distance of 6 feet from other patrons. Stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days. 

Central Library, McChesney Room