Jordan Davis movie to be screened at White House

Teen's father reacts to film's success


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The documentary about the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn will be screened Wednesday at the White House.

The film, "3½ minutes: 10 bullets," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January. It has since played in theaters across the country and is scheduled to air internationally on HBO in November.

The 90-minute film will be shown at an invitation-only event at the White House for senators, representatives and other government leaders.

Jordan Davis' father, Ron Davis, and mother, Lucia McBath, will attend the screening, along with at least one of the filmmakers.

Ron Davis told News4Jax he's excited for the opportunity to tell Jordan's story to some of the country's top leaders and to continue to push for change and racial equality.

"It's just amazing. We've been screening across the country, had the theatrical release on June 19th in New York. Then we took it to Los Angeles, Denver, and some other cities," Davis said.

McBath said she is also excited to tell Jordan's story at the White House. She said she hopes it will help in her push for positive change.

"I was at the president's ... so blessed to be at  'My Brother's Keeper Initiative' and maybe this is part of the initiative. We have to look at this country, and our country is being torn apart," Davis said.

The film could also be re-released in Jacksonville in the fall.

"We're trying to get it here. It's called "3½ minutes, 10 bullets." We'll try to get it here in October. Hopefully at the Ritz Theater," Davis said.

There's no word yet on whether the president or his family will attend the screening.