Newtown Documentary Tonight


The critically acclaimed documentary Newtown makes its national debut on PBS tonight at 9p.m.

The film tells the story of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

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 documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.

The film was co-produced by Kim Snyder and Maria Cuomo Cole and directed by Snyder.