Closing Night Gala

Marc Silver | USA | 2015 | 85 mins

Sunday 12 July, Genesis Cinema, 7pm. Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.

Another East End Film Festival alumnus, British documentary maker Marc Silver once again travels to the United States for a subject of huge topical relevance in 3 ½ Minutes.
Arriving in the wake of events in Ferguson and Baltimore, Silver’s follow up to Who is Dayani Cristal? is a ruthless dissection of the aftermath of a tragic incident at a Jacksonville, Florida gas station, which resulted in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

The slaying of an unarmed African American over the trivial issue of loud music, this case is surrounded in controversy. Silver’s film lays bare the grief, prejudices and public narratives around the incident, in a shocking examination of the issue of race in America. Opening a window on a cycle of violence that seemingly refuses to go away, 3 ½ Minutes is a deeply pertinent work for our times. We are delighted to present it as our Closing Night Gala.

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