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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets plus Director Q&A (The Ritzy, Sat 3rd Oct, 8.30pm )

The Smoke Screen has been a fan of the work of director Marc Silver, you can see the review of his previous film Who is Dayani Crystal (starring Gael Garcia Bernal) archived on the site. So it is only right that his new, highly topical film 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets gets a mention here, as the Ritzy will be hosting a preview with a Q&A with Silver on 3 October.


In 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, 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-defense. Thus began the long journey of unraveling the truth. 3 1⁄2 Minutes follows that journey, reconstructing the night of the murder and revealing how hidden racial prejudice can result in tragedy.