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Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. screens the film Just Mercy at the Marcus Duluth Cinema. Following the screening, CJMM, Inc. will host a talkback session, giving viewers the opportunity to further explore the impact and importance of the film.
Released earlier this year, the critically-acclaimed Just Mercy has been hailed as a moving depiction of race issues in America. The film takes viewers inside America’s broken criminal justice system and compels them to confront inequality and injustice. Based on the bestselling book, the film presents the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and the case of Walter McMillian (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx), who was convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.
This screening will be free and open to the public, but due to limited ticket availability, those attending will need to provide their name and the names of additional guests attending. Registration without names will be canceled and the tickets will be made available to others.
12:30 p.m.: Arrival, check-in and seat claims
12:45 p.m.: Unclaimed seats opened to people who registered for the waiting list
1 p.m.: Program begins
Post-screening: Discussion session
The screening of Just Mercy will be the first of several events to be announced in 2020 commemorating the centennial of the public lynchings of Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie in Duluth. CJMM Inc. is finalizing plans for numerous events to bring people together to honor the men who were killed in 1920 and to work to eradicate racism in today’s society.
More information about the commemoration events and opportunities to partner or sponsor can be found at cjm2020.org.