We are very proud to be releasing Marc Silver's new film 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets in UK cinemas in October.
Ahead of the general release of 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets there will be five special Q&A screenings with the director who will also be joined by Jordan Davis' father, Ron Davis.
DIRECTOR Q&A SCREENINGS:
WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 8:30PM
THURSDAY 01 OCTOBER, 7:30PM
FRIDAY 02 OCTOBER, 8:30PM
London - Hackney Picturehouse - hosted by Empress Jai and Black History Studies
SATURDAY 03 OCTOBER, 8:30PM
London - Ritzy Picturehouse - hosted by Orvil Kunga, Founder 'Welcome to Busseywood'
SUNDAY 04 OCTOBER, 6:30PM
London - Straford East Picturehouse - hosted by Yvonne Connikie of The New Black Film Collective
In 3½ Minutes, two lives intersected and were forever altered. On Black Friday in 2012, two cars parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male and a black teenager exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange, and one of them was left dead.
Michael Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three of those bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defence. Thus began the long journey of un-ravelling the truth. 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.
Directed by Marc Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?), the documentary intercuts powerful exclusive footage from a riveting trial with intimate, observational scenes of Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy. We see firsthand how difficult it is for them to grapple with unimaginable loss while fighting for justice for their son. The film integrates police interrogation footage, prison phone recordings and interviews with the others at the scene that night. The result is a powerful story about the devastating effects of racial bias, and the search for justice within the judicial system.