By Evonne Ermey
The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting of 2012 took 28 lives, most of them children. It thrust the nation into a collective nightmare with Newtown, Connecticut at it’s center. It was, and is, one of the nation’s greatest tragedies.
Most people can remember where they were, four years ago, when the news broke. For that instant we stood collectively frozen with Newtown, in that horrible moment.
But where is the Newtown community now, in the aftermath? The new documentary by Kim A. Snyder, titled simply Newtown, offers a glimpse into the town four years later, as they remember their loved ones, cope with new realities, and lobby to affect change that might prevent events like this from happening again.
We will definitely be watching.
The documentary opens in Los Angeles on Oct. 14 and New York on Oct. 7 and will be presented in more than 300 theaters nationwide.