Feb 26: CMU Film Festival preview with 3.5 Bullets, 10 Minutes

The 10th anniversary season of CMU's International Film Festival this spring will be so chock-full of great films that this moving documentary is being offered as a preview.  

"3  ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets  is a powerful, gripping and deeply shocking film, and a contemptuous critique of Florida’s stand-your-ground law.–Simon Crook, Empire

The last moments of Jordan Davis’ life are the starting point for 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets.  Marc Silver’s drama, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2015, 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 film portrays Davis’s murder and its aftermath as anything but generic. Instead, the intimate camera particularizes each character as singular, as if to say: The more we see each other as human beings, the less inevitable will be violent outcomes from racial bias and disparate cultures colliding.
Director Marc Silver will introduce his film with a special greeting from Cuba -- and after the film we'll welcome Jordan's father Ron Davis, who will speak about turning his tragedy into a life of activism, along with a panel discussion.  Come learn how you can become a face of change!

6 p.m. in Jared Cohon University Center's McConomy Auditorium.  Parking is free in the Forbes Avenue lot after 5 p.m.   Tickets for this event or the whole International Film Festival are available at the door or online. Discounts for students, seniors (60+), and Sustainability Salongoers.

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