3 1/2 Minutes, ten Bullets
Co-presented by the MV African American Film Festival
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs
Discussion to follow with film subjects Ron Davis and Lucia McBath
Dir. Marc Silver | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 85 min.
In November 2012, three months before the controversial shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, 17-year-old Jordan Davis was killed outside of a Jacksonville gas station when he refused to lower the volume of his car stereo. Davis and three friends had pulled into the station. Soon after, a couple drove up alongside the boys. The driver, later identified as Michael Dunn, asked the teenagers to turn down their music—three and a half minutes and ten gunshots later, Jordan Davis was dead. This outstanding documentary, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, takes us inside Dunn’s trial while expertly examining the contradictions and racial prejudices within the American criminal justice system.
Thank you to the screening sponsors Lisa Berkower & Mitch Rubin and