63ºF

Film about teen's murder to premier in Jacksonville

Michael Dunn convicted of killing Jordan Davis after argument over loud music

photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A film about one of Jacksonville's highest-profile murders will premier at a local theater Friday.

The documentary "3½ Minutes" is about the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis during an argument over loud music.

That film follows the two trials of Michael Dunn, the man who was eventually convicted of the killing and sentenced to life in prison.

"3½ Minutes" was one of the top movies at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, this January and is now making its way across the country at other festivals.

photo

Friday, the film shows for the first time in the River City at Sun-Ray Cinema in 5 Points.

Jordan's parents, Lucy McBath and Ron Davis (pictured), will join the filmmakers at the premier.

"(The film has gotten) standing ovations. They love it. They say it means something," Ron Davis said. "They say it's going to spark the nation to stop the killings. Most of the times, most of these killings are unarmed. We have to find a way to stop these killings. … Whether it be a civilian killing another civilian, whether it's law enforcement, we can stop shooting each other and find another way to live together."

The showing starts at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Sun-Ray Cinema, but all the tickets are sold out. Jordan's parents invite people to come by to talk with them beforehand.

The film is set to run in theaters nationwide in July and will be shown on HBO next fall.