'Just Mercy' film

In 'Just Mercy,' Michael B. Jordan portrays real-life lawyer and Milton native Bryan Allen Stevenson, whose book of the same name is the basis for the film. A special showing of the film will benefit the school named in Stevenson's honor, which is being developed in Georgetown.

The Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence (BASSE) will host a drive-in movie screening fundraiser at Lefty’s Alley & Eats in Lewes on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold through Eventbrite for $30 per car, with a maximum of six guests per household. The proceeds will go to BASSE’s campaign to open the school in the fall of 2022. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bryan-allen-stevenson-school-of-excellence-22811063472.

BASSE will be showing the 2019 feature-film “Just Mercy,” in honor of Delaware native Bryan Stevenson, after whom BASSE is named. The film stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Lee Foxx and highlights the 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 of 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 high school in Sussex County. BASSE is founded on the principles of Stevenson, who frequently talks about the power of proximity being essential in his journey for social justice, and BASSE seeks to create proximate experiences for kids in Delaware through service-learning.

“BASSE believes through a partnership with local community organizations and nonprofits, we can provide hands-on, real-world experiences for children in a service environment,” representatives said.

For more information, visit www.basseinc.org.