Directed by: Kim A. Snyder


Total Runtime: 85 min

Country of Origin: United States

Official Selection, Sundance 2016; California Premiere.

Crown Hall
Sunday June - 5 - 10:00 AM





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“Why is this story important to tell? There is an immediate human desire to protect the rest of the world from having to go through this.”

David Wheeler, father of Ben Wheeler.

(Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses unique access and never-before-heard testimonies from parents, teachers, law enforcement officers, and others to tell a story of the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 shooting – the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the cast of characters weave an intimate portrayal of grief, resilience, and a community forever changed in a single moment.