Movies

All of the curated movies on Sunday to Saturday.

MOVIE: Just Mercy

A movie based on the true story told in the book, “Just Mercy.” It tells the story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael Jordan), who works to overturn the wrongful conviction of an African-American man named Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx).

MOVIE: I am Not Your Negro

Actor Samuel L. Jackson reads from author James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House over video clips and pictures from the sixties. Baldwin’s criticism of white America hits right to the core – especially for the white church. Presented in the vein of a Ken Burns documentary. Though most of the footage is over 50 years old, it could have came out of today’s headlines. If you are watching on Amazon Prime, pause the movie and use the x-ray feature to learn about the lesser known historical figures. Note that there are graphic images.

MOVIE: 13th

A visceral, sobering history of the systemic, calculated oppression of African Americans in the United States. This should be required viewing in High School American History classes. Note that there are graphic images and language.