What you need to know
- Microsoft has made 2019 film "Just Mercy" free to rent on the Microsoft Store.
- The movie is based on a true story that shines the spotlight on systemic racism in America.
- You can rent Just Mercy for free at the Microsoft Store now.
- You can also buy it for $4 including UHD with Movies Anywhere.
As protests continue in the U.S. and in cities around the world over the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, many are looking for further avenues to educate themselves on the effects of systemic racism. In response, Microsoft has made the 2019 film "Just Mercy," which chronicles the true story of Walter McMillian, a black man who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of an 18-year-old girl in Alabama in 1987.
Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larsen. From the film's description:
Just Mercy is vailable to rent for free for 25 more days at the time of this writing.
Additionally, you can buy the movie for just $4, including in 4K UHD. The film qualifies as a Movies Anywhere title to take it to all your video libraries.
Microsoft has also sidelined promotional tweets among its various Twitter accounts to honor George Floyd's memory this past week. Insteand, the company has used its platform to "amplify voices from the Black and African American community at Microsoft."
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