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Newtown (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 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

Credited cast:
Syeda Suriya Ahmed Syeda Suriya Ahmed ... Herself - Mother of Surviving First Grader
Daniel Barden Daniel Barden ... Himself - Victim (archive footage)
Jackie Barden Jackie Barden ... Herself
James Barden James Barden ... Himself
Mark Barden ... Himself - Father of Daniel Barden
Natalie Barden Natalie Barden ... Herself
Dr. Bill Begg Dr. Bill Begg ... Himself - Doctor
Joe Biden ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Cario Bill Cario ... Himself - Connecticut State Trooper
Abbey Clements Abbey Clements ... Herself - Sandy Hook Elementary School Teacher
Sarah Clements Sarah Clements ... Herself - Daughter of Surviving Teacher
Sally Cox ... Herself - Sandy Hook Elementary School Nurse
Dianne Feinstein ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Franken ... Himself (archive footage)
Dylan Hockley Dylan Hockley ... Himself - Victim (archive footage)
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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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Documentary

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ньютаун See more »

Filming Locations:

Newtown, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,796, 9 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,998, 16 October 2016
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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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22 May 2017 | by meezaSee all my reviews

Director Kim Snyder's documentary "Newtown" is a gripping film about the aftermath of the largest mass school shooting in U.S. history which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conneticut on December 14, 2012. The documentary follows three Newtown families who lost their sons in the tragedy, and another family who had a son survive the tragedy but still left them with much grief. Snyder does an admirable job in highlighting the documentary around how life has immensely altered for these families, and she cerebrally avoids the the pitfalls of making it into a sensational, political agenda documentary; even though "gun control" policy has to be a requisite to be part of the feature. This is not for the weak hearted; as you can imagine, there are definitely moments of profound sorrow in featuring the families discussing how their sons were like. No one will ever forget the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and this documentary is just a subtle reminder, yet effective one, how this can never be put aside in our memory. **** Good


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