3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
2015, Marc Silver, USA, 85 min.
- Sun, Aug 9th 3:00pm
- Mon, Aug 10th 8:00pm
“Sobering and heart-wrenching ... This well-constructed, thoughtful documentary could be used as an instructional aide in criminal justice courses, ethics courses, as well as law-enforcement agencies.”
– Duane Bynge, Hollywood Reporter
In 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida, four black youths and an older white man became involved in a parking-lot altercation involving loud music. Feeling threatened, the man, Michael Dunn, opened fire with a concealed handgun, mortally wounding 17-year-old Jordan Davis. With full access to courtroom proceedings, crime-scene surveillance footage, the victim’s parents and friends, and taped phone calls between Dunn and his key-witness fiancée, this lucid documentary draws a powerful portrait of a family’s personal tragedy and an unsettling critique of the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws that reinforce racism in 33 states. DCP digital. (MR)
AUGUST 9: The audience is invited to a reception hosted by the MacArthur Foundation in our gallery/café following the Sunday, August 9 screening.
AUGUST 9 & 10: Lucia McBath, mother of film subject Jordan Davis and National Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.