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Newtown (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 24 January 2016 (USA)
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A look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

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Kim A. Snyder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Rosen ... Himself - Sandy Hook Elementary School Neighbor
Syeda Suriya Ahmed ... Herself - Mother of Surviving First Grader
Abbey Clements ... Herself - Sandy Hook Elementary School Teacher
Sally Cox ... Herself - Sandy Hook Elementary School Nurse
Bill Cario ... Himself - Connecticut State Trooper (as Sgt. Bill Cario)
Mark Barden ... Himself - Father of Daniel Barden
Daniel Barden ... Himself - Victim (archive footage)
James Barden ... Himself - Brother of Daniel Barden
Natalie Barden ... Herself - Sister of Daniel Barden
Jackie Barden ... Herself - Mother of Daniel Barden
Melissa Malin ... Herself - The Bardens' Neighbor
Kyle Malin Kyle Malin ... Himself (archive footage)
Caroline Malin ... Herself - Daughter of Melissa Malin
Robert Weiss ... Himself - Msgr. St. Rose of Lima Church
Sarah Clements ... Herself - Daughter of Surviving Teacher
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A look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

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What remains after all is lost?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Newtown See more »

Filming Locations:

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,796, 9 October 2016

Gross USA:

$14,109

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,109
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Mark Barden: Who knows to do this? There's no... There's no way to do this. And we don't want to sweep it under the rug. And at the same time, we don't want to dwell on it. And even with my wife, Jackie, I feel like if I'm having a moment, I don't want to bring that on her if she's having a good moment.
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An Emotionally Devastating Portrait of the Tragic Sandy Hook Massacre.
13 March 2016 | by JustCuriositySee all my reviews

Newtown received a standing ovation at its regional premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. It touches quite a few nerves in a state that it caught up in a highly divisive debate over its gun laws. Even though everyone walking into the theater saw the news coverage of December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and knows exactly what happened, the film is hypnotic, powerful and emotionally overwhelming. It is mostly presented through interviews with family members, teachers, a priest, and first responders. They all tell the tale of the tragedy that scarred their small idyllic Connecticut town. The film focuses on three families that were willing to open up and tell some of the stories of the deaths of their children and how those deaths tore their lives apart. The small details and family photos are perhaps the most devastating. The film is done with great care, skill and humanity. The killer's name is never verbalized (and only briefly displayed in some documents on the screen) and his story is not really explored. There is clearly a political agenda at work and film is clearly advocating for more gun control, but that is secondary to presenting a human portrait of the young lives were tragically cut short. Sandy Hook has become the emotional touchstone of the gun debate, because the children were so young and so innocent. The families seem to be resilient and willing to carry on and fight for better laws to save other children from meeting the same tragic fate. The film is haunting and left much of the audience trying to hold back tears. For those who are willing to ride this emotional roller-coaster, Newtown is highly recommended.


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