EXCLUSIVE: Kim A. Snyder’s documentary Newtown revisits the residents of Newtown, CT, a community left devastated after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six educators on December 14, 2012. Premiering on Sunday in the U.S. Documentary competition at Sundance, the film follows three families whose children were taken, their neighbors, EMTs and educators to paint a real picture of a town in the aftermath of tragedy. It is one of several films in the Sundance lineup with gun violence as a focus. Preferred Content and WME are selling here.
Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown offers an intimate look into the lives and homes of those whose loved ones were murdered and others who have been irrevocably changed by the events. The film explores what happens to a community after it becomes the epicenter of a national discussion, promulgating their profound grief and quest to find a sense of purpose.
The clip features David Wheeler, the father of massacre victim Benjamin.