A free community event
Aftermath: A Newtown Screening and Community Conversation offers an opportunity for reflection and conversation about the impact of gun violence on public health. The event features a screening of the documentary Newtown followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Kim Snyder, as well as public health experts, school staff and clergy from the Twin Cities community.
“At the Guthrie we believe that the arts build empathy and social awareness, especially when that art is placed in conversation with larger community concerns and expert knowledge. Given the recent events in Las Vegas, we want to create a moment to thoughtfully reflect upon how such acts of violence may speak to a systemic public health crisis.” - Joseph Haj, Artistic Director
Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown documents the repercussions of the tragedy on the community surrounding Sandy Hook Elementary, site of the deadliest mass elementary school shooting in American history. A selection of Full Frame Documentary Festival, SXSW Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, Newtown focuses “on the aftermath — not merely the initial reaction, but the lingering effects on families, teachers, emergency medical workers” (The New York Times). newtownfilm.com
Part of the Level Nine Series, Aftermath: A Newtown Screening and Community Conversation is the first “Happening” of the Guthrie’s 2017-2018 Season.
This event is free; reservations are required. Limit two tickets per person.
Aftermath: A Newtown Screening and Community Conversation is made possible through generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.