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HBO, Kopple gear up for “Gun Fight”

HBO has set an airdate for Gun Fight, a doc looking at the issues surrounding gun laws and gun ownership from Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple (pictured), airing the film to mark the fourth anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting.
April 8, 2011

HBO has set an airdate for Gun Fight, a doc looking at the issues surrounding gun laws and gun ownership from Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple (pictured), airing the film to mark the fourth anniversary of the Virginia Tech Shooting.

The film sees Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream) blending archival and original footage to investigate the complex issues surrounding guns and the heated debate over how best to reduce gun violence in the U.S.

It promises to tell stories from both different sides of the debate, and will debut April 13 at 9.30 p.m. EST, repeating on April 16, 21, 25 and 29.

The film is directed and produced by Kopple, with Marc N Weiss and Williams Cole also serving as producers. The editor is Robert Eisenhardt.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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