Trailer for 'Newtown' Documentary About a Town Trying to Recover

September 21, 2016
Source: YouTube

Newtown Doc Trailer

"I still keep expecting Dylan to be there. Am I just dreaming all of this?" Abramorama has debuted a trailer for the documentary Newtown, about the town in Connecticut that was devastated by a horrific mass shooting in 2012. The film examines how the town is coping with the tragedy, how they're coming together to heal and move forward, and how hard it has been yet life must go on. It's an impressive doc because of how much open access filmmaker Kim A. Snyder got with the victims, with the families that were affected. She spends time with them learning about how their lives are now, and how much they're still struggling but doing their best to remain hopeful. You will see just how remarkably moving and powerful this doc is below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kim A. Snyder's documentary Newtown, direct from YouTube:

Newtown Doc Poster

Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown is directed by American documentary filmmaker Kim A. Snyder, of a few docs including Crossing Midnight, Welcome to Shelbyville, and I Remember previously. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and also played at SXSW, BAMcinemaFest, Montclair, Nantucket and Melbourne Film Festivals. Abramorama opens Newtown in select theaters starting October 7th, with a nationwide Fathom Events screening on November 2nd. Bring tissues - it's an emotional film.

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This was probably great for the people of Newtown, but I for one will not be seeing this. I looks way too depressing and hard to watch.

DAVIDPD on Sep 21, 2016


These things happen so often, I had to check which one it was. As a parent, I can't imagine the torture those people have to go through every day.

Carpola on Sep 21, 2016


Tragedies like this are something that should make all of the society to reconsider what was there that made it happen. Not the guilt, but the deep causes and anxieties that are hidden ... Individually, I can't even imagine a real strength that all of the families that suffered through this had to have ...

shiboleth on Sep 21, 2016


Paranoia is what it is. Is the excuse being used to own Assault like weapons like an M16. Watch this: Sorry but these people are paranoid that North Korea or someone invades their white bread tiny cities? Do you need an M16 when hunting? its all bullshit. Not a single argument can be justified esp. when most gun related deaths are happening in DOMESTIC situations. No even mass shootings matter in those statistics. Yet people are just ignoring the truth. This isnt the wild west anymore where you have a revolver with 6 bullets and you need to reload. This day and age you can buy something at a store that unloads 500 rounds per min. Sick. And on top they are mostly religious freaks. Worst, too many guns already on the street. the problem will never end... Sorry for the rant/

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 22, 2016


Good. Get Doc's like this out there. America's gun culture is sick. And still nothing changed even after all these deaths. Tragic. Going to be hard to watch.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 21, 2016


Yep. Truth.

Alex Billington on Sep 21, 2016


I'm with you....but the cynical side of me thinks back on Bowling For Columbine and how that movie did little-to-nothing to change gun laws. Kindergartners were mowed down in cold blood, and the NRA insists that putting restrictions on guns is unconstitutional. Fuck the 2nd amendment. It made sense in the 1800's....but it doesn't apply to today's standards and today's weapons. The NRA has way too much say.

TheOct8pus on Sep 22, 2016


And with Donald duck Trump as a president, they will convince the parents to arm their kids to guarantee their security...

tarek on Sep 22, 2016


You're not far from the truth. The recurring pro-gun argument is that if everybody had guns we'd all be safer.... I remember when those people were killed in that church in Charleston last year, some gun nut actually said that the massacre would not have happened if everyone had been armed. Yup. Bring your guns to church....bring your guns to kindergarten....makes total sense....

TheOct8pus on Sep 22, 2016


Scary... I watched a couple months ago a documentary on this pro-guns culture. You can see dads offering to their 8 year old daughters a pink rifle for their birthdays. and to make the celebration greater, all the family goes to a shooting gallery to spend the day smelling gun powder.

tarek on Sep 22, 2016


Im glad some of us are in agreement. These are indeed scary times.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 22, 2016


That was because Michael Moore is a fucking asshole. Being an extremist never pays off. Whether right or left of your political views. What we need is moderation.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 22, 2016


I found myself passing by Newtown a week after the tragedy, and I decided to stop by Sandy Hook. Not sure why. I guess I just wanted to see where such a heinous thing had happened. I stopped at the school, and it was covered in flowers that people had left. It was hardly recognizable as a school. There was no press, and no police; it was eerily quiet. Just flowers everywhere. School was already back in session, but it felt like a cemetery.

TheOct8pus on Sep 22, 2016


So sad.

ragethorn on Sep 22, 2016

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