4N4J Series: Newtown

April 12, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Event Category: 4 Nights 4 Justice

6:00 champagne reception before each film and a Q&A afterwards with the filmmakers.

Guest Filmmaker: Kim Snyder, Director

Gun rights and gun violence are amongst the most polarizing and divisive issues of our times.  What should we expect from a society that has easy access to semi-automatic weapons?  Can mass shootings be prevented?  Should massacres make us rethink our position on these issues?

On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people—20 young students and six adults—inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.  It remains one of the most horrific mass killings in American history. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown tells the story of the aftermath of this tragedy.

“I hope people will see it as an artful film about grief and collective trauma. I hope that it will also put a human face on the issues of gun violence. I’d like to see it take that dialogue into a less polarized space. I saw so much dignity in Newtown, and I hope the film honors that. I hope people think about how we deal with grief in America and challenged we are with this.” (Kim Snyder, Director)

This series is supported in part by The Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and Holly S. Merrill.

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