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MIPTV Picks 2016: Newtown

Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history - the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Mile 22, Transform Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Media Ventures; distributed by ro*co films international
Length: 1 x 85 minutes
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Rights available: Worldwide outside of North America

Directed by Kim A. Snyder, Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history – the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Over the span of close to three years, Snyder follows three of the parents whose lives were torn upside-down by the event, as they grapple with their new realities and share their stories, while also integrating the experiences of others affected by the senseless killings in what is ultimately a story of resilience.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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