Kim A. Snyder’s documentary “Newtown” examines the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the deadliest mass shooting of school children, with citizens of the Newtown community. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and later screened at SXSW and the Cleveland International Film Festival. It also screened the White House the week of the 2016 Orlando shootings. Now, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will attend the opening night screening of “Newtown”on Friday, October 7th and will provide post-screening remarks with Snyder, producer Maria Cuomo Cole, and Newtown parents Mark and Jackie Barden, Nicole Hockley, and David and Francine Wheeler. It will be a public screening at 7:45pm at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema.
Snyder has previously directed the documentaries “I Remember Me,” a biographical film about chronic fatigue syndrome that explores the history of the mysterious disease, and “Welcome to Shelbyville,” about a Southern community that grapples with an identity crisis following changing demographics on the eve of the 2008 Presidential election.
“Newtown” opens theatrically on October 7 in New York at the Lincoln Plaza and Landmark Sunshine Cinemas. On November 2nd, Fathom Events and Abramorama will present a special event screening in over 300 theaters nationwide, followed by a live town hall discussion moderated by CNN’s Chris Cuomo and including several members of the Newtown community.