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Newtown (2016)

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In the aftermath of the worst school shooting in history, the traumatized community of Newtown, Connecticut finds a new sense of purpose in this intimate story of resilience as told by those whose lives were changed forever.

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It feels like the closest thing to a tribute audiences can pay to the children and adults who died, and the town that continues to grieve them.

November 7, 2016 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
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One needn't be a mother or father to be drawn in by what Snyder has captured in this quiet but powerful film. Just being human will do.

November 1, 2016 | Full Review…
CNN.com
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What comes through is that the survivors have in no sense reached "closure" -- that meaningless word. This is a movie about people trying to make sense out of the senselessness of what happened.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
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Snyder has chosen to make a documentary about collective grief. She's created a devastating cry from the heart of a crisis ...

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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It's impossible to watch this film and feel no particular way about the killings.

October 7, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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This film isn't content to be merely a "never forget" reminder; it wants to convey just how deep and lasting the pain is, from this attack and, by extension, many others.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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