CPTV and Independent Lens will present a free screening and discussion of “Newtown” at the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall at Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
“Newtown” uses deeply personal testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Through poignant interviews with parents, siblings, teachers, doctors, and first responders, “Newtown” documents a traumatized community still reeling from the senseless killing, fractured by grief but driven toward a sense of purpose.
Following the screening, a moderated panel discussion will take place. The filmmaker will join local leaders and experts for this discussion, which will focus on community resilience and healing, as well as ways to address gun violence.
This event is free, but registration is required. Register here: http://bit.ly/NewtownCPTV
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
283 Washington Terrace
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Marc Steiner – Host, The Marc Steiner Show
Kim Snyder – Filmmaker, Newtown
Rev. Matt Crebbin – Senior Minister, Newtown Congregational Church
Pastor Sam Saylor – Vice President, National Gun Victims Action Council
Mark Barden – Founder and Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise
“Newtown” will premiere on CPTV on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9 p.m.
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