Free Newtown screening and gun safety reform panel at UPAC

 

Daniel Barden was among those killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14, 2012 in Newtown. The photo is shown in the documentary Newtown.

With student survivors in Parkland, Florida agitating to put the “well-regulated” back into the Second Amendment, it seems an appropriate time to offer audiences another opportunity to catch Kim Snyder’s 2016 documentary Newtown, if they missed it the first time around.

Using intimate testimonials from bereaved families of Sandy Hook Elementary School students and other affected residents, the film focuses on the community of Newtown, Connecticut in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Next Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m., Stockade Works in association with the Bardavon will present a free showing of Newtown at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC). Director Snyder will be on hand for a question-and-answer session and a panel discussion about gun safety reform following the screening.

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The names of the panelists were not yet available at presstime. To find out more about the presentation and to reserve tickets, visit www.stockadeworks.org/events/newtownscreening. To learn more about the film, read our piece by Jeremiah Horrigan at http://bit.ly/2oOqLea. UPAC is located at 601 Broadway in Kingston.

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