Powerful ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Free To All On Amazon For June
Last night I was looking for something new to watch on Amazon when I came across Just Mercy. I do not remember seeing previews for the movie when it was released but it popped up at the very top of my Amazon Prime list. What I found interesting was that it didn’t say Prime on the title (meaning it is free with an Amazon Prime account) but the rental was showing $0.00. I thought maybe Amazon was making civil rights movies free after recent events but it is actually Warner Bros. Pictures that is making the Just Mercy movie free to all on Amazon.
Here is what Warner Bros. Pictures had to say about making Just Mercy free to all on Amazon (HT SF Gate):
We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, Just Mercy will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the U.S. To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.
Just Mercy is an award winning film based on the true story of Walter McMillian and how he was wrongfully committed of murder in Alabama in the 80’s. With the help of a young attorney, Bryan Stevenson, Walter was able to get his wrongful conviction overturned.
It is a movie that has a harrowing story and great acting and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to view it while they can. It is a story that is more commonplace than we like to admit too.
I checked on my wife’s non Prime account and Just Mercy was showing up as a no charge rental there as well. So it should be accessible to all, even people that have recently canceled their Prime account.