Two Films To Feature At Weekend Film Series

March 16, 2016

A riveting documentary that won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact at the Sundance Film Festival is to screen in Bermuda on Sunday March 20.

3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets is to screen at 5.15pm in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

It will be preceded by the repeat screening at 3pm of 45 Years, the award-winning British drama. The first screening of 45 Years was completely sold out.

In addition to the Sundance award, 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets won the Audience Award at the River Run Film Festival in North Carolina and was named one of the top 10 films of 2015 by the African-American Film Critics Association.

Trailer for 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

On Black Friday 2012, four African-American teenagers stopped at a gas station to buy gum and cigarettes. One of them, Jordan Davis, argued with Michael Dunn, a white man parked beside them, over the volume of music playing in their car. The altercation turned to tragedy when Dunn fired 10 bullets at the unarmed teens, killing Davis almost instantly.

This seamlessly constructed, riveting documentary film 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’ parents’ wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom.

The film was rated ‘15’ in the United Kingdom.

Trailer for 45 Years

Screening at 3pm, 45 Years is a richly intimate and explosive drama by director Andrew Haigh. While preparing for their 45th anniversary, Kate and Geoff Mercer’s marriage is shaken with a discovery that calls into question the life they’ve built together. As the celebrations grow closer, they delve further into their past, leaving their future in question.

The film won the Best British Feature Film award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best British Film at this year’s British Film Awards. The film is rated ‘R’.

Tickets for both films are on sale now at the Oceans Gift Shop, BUEI, or by calling 294-0204.

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