Film on coping with Sandy Hook school massacre (VIDEO)

NEW YORK, Oct 8 — Nearly four years after the shocking massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new film, Newtown, explores how a small Connecticut town has coped with the aftermath of the deadliest shooting of schoolchildren in US history.

The film, which opens in New York yesterday, begins with a late-summer parade, a scene that highlights the innocence of what was in many ways a typical American town.

It then switches to a recording of the 911 call on the morning in December 2012 when 20 first graders and six educators were shot dead by a disturbed young man.

Newtown shows how the event changed life in the town forever. Newtown will also be released in Los Angeles and be shown in a national broadcast in 300 theaters, as well as in community screenings. — Reuters

A sign is posted on an electricity pole outside a house near Sandy Hook Elementary School, nearly two weeks after a gunman shot dead 20 students and six adults, in Newtown, Connecticut December 27, 2012. — Reuters pic
A sign is posted on an electricity pole outside a house near Sandy Hook Elementary School, nearly two weeks after a gunman shot dead 20 students and six adults, in Newtown, Connecticut December 27, 2012. — Reuters pic

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