“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 (lensed by Brett Pawlak), 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.”

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