Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Just Mercy’ Open Inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival
Jordan’s award-winning films “Just Mercy,” and “Fruitvale Station” will serve as the opening-night screenings for the inaugural Social Justice Now Film Festival (Sjnff).Both films will play on Wednesday, Oct.
21, at Paramount’s Drive-In Theater, sponsored by Amazon Studios.Jordan serves as a co-ambassador for the film festival, which runs Oct.
21-25, alongside Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi.
On screen and off, Jordan and his Outlier Society production company have made social justice causes a priority.
Jordan won a NAACP Image Award for his performance in 2019’s “Just Mercy,” portraying civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson in his quest to free Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a wrongfully accused prisoner on death row.
“Fruitvale Station” was directed by Ryan Coogler, and saw Jordan embody the late Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old who was fatally shot by Bart police in 2009.The festival’s slate of spotlight screenings — films that
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