The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence will host a drive-in movie screening of “Just Mercy” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes.
Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite for $30 per car with a maximum of six guests per vehicle. The proceeds will go toward the school’s fundraising campaign to open in fall 2022.
To purchase tickets, go to eventbrite.com/o/bryan-allen-stevenson-school-of-excellence-22811063472.
The 2019 feature film “Just Mercy” will be shown in honor of Delaware native Bryan Stevenson, for whom the school is named. Starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Lee Foxx, the film highlights the groundbreaking story of Stevenson's journey after graduating from Harvard Law School and defending those wrongfully convicted while establishing the organization the Equal Justice Initiative.
The film is based on Stevenson’s book, also titled “Just Mercy,” which was published in October 2014. The movie is rated PG-13 and includes discussions of murder and execution, but very little on-screen violence. The running time is about 2 hours and 16 minutes.
The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence is an emerging public charter high school in Sussex County. It is founded on the principles of Bryan Allen Stevenson, who frequently talks about the power of proximity being essential in the journey for social justice. The Bryan Allen Stevenson School seeks to create proximate experiences for kids in Delaware through service learning. School leaders will partner with local community organizations and nonprofits to provide hands-on, real-world experiences for children in a service environment.
For more information on the school or to donate, go to basseinc.org.