Part of Illinois Public Media’s Reel Midwest film series, The Gun Shop is a behind-the-scenes look at a gun shop in Michigan where, from the film’s description, “customers come to get advice, handle the weapons, and practice at the on-site shooting range. Each has their own rationale for wanting to own a gun; some are thoughtful, some are shocking, but all are thought-provoking.”
The screening is May 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Spurlock Museum, and there will be a discussion with the film’s co-producer David Rocchio after.
Be forewarned, there are some intense and possibly upsetting themes in the film, so use discretion in bringing along younger viewers.
You can find a full list of the films featured in this first season of Reel Midwest.
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