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Film: "Just Mercy"

2022-02-20 15:00:00 2022-02-20 17:15:00 America/New_York Film: "Just Mercy" Princeton Public Library - Community Room

Sunday, February 20
3:00pm - 5:15pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-20 15:00:00 2022-02-20 17:15:00 America/New_York Film: "Just Mercy" This powerful true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. No registration required. Princeton Public Library - Community Room

Princeton Public Library

Community Room

This powerful true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. No registration required.

Adapted from "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson, this film follows Stevenson's history-making battle for justice.

Rather than taking a lucrative job after graduating from Harvard, Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian 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. In the years that follow, Stevenson becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for McMillian, and others like him, with the odds — and the system — stacked against them.

PG-13. 2 hours, 16 minutes.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | All Ages | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Films |

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Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Thu, Dec 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Google Meet - meet.google.com/kvn-unvt-yjc
Practice your English speaking skills with others during conversation facilitated by a volunteer on Google Meet. Please register in advance.
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Thu, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
Princeton University students provide after-school homework help in all academic subjects to students in elementary through high school. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

Fri, Dec 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Quiet Room
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Fri, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Princeton Public Library - CoLab Space
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Sat, Dec 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Sat, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
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Wed, Dec 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
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Wed, Dec 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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This virtual series is for advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 6 through 12. Registration required.
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Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 2 years old and up with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Story Room
This interactive, in-person story time features books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement for children 0-24 months old with an adult caregiver.

Thu, Dec 22, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Community Room
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Tue, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Room
All Mercer County residents are eligible for this photo ID card, which provides the cardholder's personal identifying information, medical risk factors and emergency contact information.
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