Marc Silver‘s acclaimed documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, chronicles the story of Jordan Davis, the unarmed black 17-year-old, who was shot to death at a Florida gas station by Michael Dunn.
Participant Media has given the film a limited theatrical release in New York City, starting today, June 19, 2015 through Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Ave). There will be a Q&A with Jordan’s father, Ron Davis tonight after the 7:15 pm showing. Get tickets here.
An opening in Los Angeles will take place next week, beginning Friday, June 26, 2015.
3 1/2 Minutes explores the aftermath of Jordan’s tragic death in 2012, the latent and often unseen effects of racism, and the contradictions of the American criminal justice system.
The timely feature premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in documentary competition and won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact.
HBO acquired U.S. television rights soon after and plans to air the film on November 23, 2015.
The Jordan Davis shooting took place after Dunn, a white middle-aged male, and Davis exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in Davis’ car. Dunn fired 10 bullets at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense.
He was convicted on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for firing at three other teenagers who were with Davis, and one count of firing into a vehicle. In October 2014, he was sentenced to life without parole.
“When we started this journey, our aim was make sure that Jordan’s story was not going to be forgotten, that he would not become a statistic in an increasingly violent world; this is why we are so fortunate to be partnering with HBO and Participant Media for the distribution of ‘3 1/2 Minutes,'” director Silver said in a previous press statement. “We are now certain that Jordan’s story will reach the widest, most diverse audience possible.”
Watch two new clips from 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets below.