Entertainment companies have announced free streaming of two history-making true stories. For the month of June, you can now watch “Just Mercy” and “Selma” for free.
Details on how to stream the movies are shared below.
Warner Bros. is making its film “Just Mercy” widely available at no cost.
According to the studio, “We believe in the power of story. ‘Just Mercy’ is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society.”
For the month of June, the film will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the U.S.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, the film is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of 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 main 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, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
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Paramount Pictures is making its film Selma widely available for streaming at no cost.
According to the studio, “We hope this small gesture will encourage people throughout the country to examine our nation’s history and reflect on the ways that racial injustice has infected our society. The key message of the film is the importance of equality, dignity and justice for all people. Clearly, that message is as vital today as it was in 1965.”
For the remainder of June, the film will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the U.S.
The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.
The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
The critically-acclaimed film was directed by Ava DuVernay and originally released in 2014.
You can now rent the movie at no cost on most major digital platforms in the U.S., including Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube, FandangoNOW, Redbox and Google Play.
This content originally appeared on Living on the Cheap.
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