First Thursday Films @ the Capri presents the documentary film 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, directed
by Marc Silver, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway. Tickets are $5; purchase in advance at mspfilm.org or at the door on show night.
The story of 3½ Minutes begins on Black Friday in 2012, when two cars were parked next to each other at a Florida gas station. A white middle-aged male, Michael Dunn, and a black teenager, Jordan Davis, exchanged angry words over the volume of the music in the boy’s car. A gun entered the exchange and Davis was left dead at the scene. Arrested the next day, Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense.
3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ self-defense laws by weaving Dunn’s trial with a chorus of citizen and pundit opinions, and with Jordan Davis’s parents’ wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom. The result is a powerful story about the devastating effects of racial bias, and the search for justice within the judicial system.
“This is an engrossing and timely documentary for our community to see,” said Craig Rice, curator of First Thursday Films for the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival. Rice will lead the post-film discussion.
Find a full schedule of First Thursday Films at thecapritheater.org and mspfilm.org. For info contact Craig Rice at 612-685-9114 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or James Scott at 612-643-2024 or email@example.com.