3-1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

This documentary about the trial of Mark Dunn—a 47-year-old white man who opened fire on four black teenagers, killing one of them, at a Florida gas station in 2012—merits attention for its remarkable editing. Thanks to Emiliano Battista and Gideon Gold’s fluid work, the prosecution and defense unfold with the suspense of a Hollywood courtroom drama. Director Marc Silver clearly favors the perspective of Dunn’s victims and their families, yet he also engages seriously with the defendant’s account of the fateful events. Dunn comes to seem like an ordinary person, which makes his crime—not to mention his casual sense of white entitlement—seem that much more horrific.