BLACKOUT FESTIVAL MOVIES
MOVIE SCREENING #1: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
- Directed by Marc Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?), 3 1⁄2 Minutes, Ten Bullets intercuts powerful exclusive footage from a riveting trial with intimate, observational scenes of Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy. We see firsthand how difficult it is for them to grapple with unimaginable loss while fighting for justice for their son. The film integrates police interrogation footage, prison phone recordings and interviews with the others at the scene that night. The result is a powerful story about the devastating effects of racial bias, and the search for justice within the judicial system.
- Screening #1 of 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets is Presented by PICO Network
MOVIE SCREENING #2: Dear White People
- Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.” Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson and Dennis Haysbert