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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘Newtown’ Documentary Set for April 1 Screening

The Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook shootings that claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators is the subject of the documentary “Newtown” to be shown on Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westport Woman’s Club.


The trailer for the “Newtown” documentary to be shown in Westport April 1.  YouTube.com

The screening of the one hour, 25-minute film, hosted by the Westport Library in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Westport, will be followed by a discussion with former Sandy Hook teacher Abbey Clements.

It will be moderated by CNN anchor and Westport resident Alisyn Camerota, according to library officials.

Directed by Kim Snyder and produced by Maria Cuomo Cole, the film chronicles what followed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting “and never-before-heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of school children in American history,” the announcement said.

It premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in October. A television airing on PBS is scheduled for Monday. April 3 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET.

“The tragedy at Sandy Hook shook the country to its core and continues to have impact in countless ways, particularly here in southwestern Connecticut,” said Library Executive Director Bill Harmer.

“We believe it is important to show this documentary and provide an open forum for discussion about the very tough issues and ideas it raises.

“We are honored to have Abbey with us to share her story, and we are thrilled to have Alisyn working with us to help moderate this important community conversation,” he added.

There is no charge to attend but registration online is requested since space is limited. For further information visit http://www.westportlibrary.org.

This story has been corrected to say the PBS airing will take place on April 3, not that it has already occurred.

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