Mayor Andrew Gillum to Host 'Newtown' Screening at FAMU

Mayor Andrew Gillum to Host 'Newtown' Screening at FAMU
Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 11:42:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Thursday, Mayor Andrew Gillum will host the second screening of the documentary Newtown at Florida A&M

Thursday’s event comes as a follow up to the initial screening hosted at the Challenger Learning Center in November.

Officials said that doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start at 6 p.m. A discussion and audience Q&A will follow immediately after the film.

This event is being co-sponsored by FAMU SGA, The Campaign to Defend Local Solutions, the FAMU Office of Student Activities, and The Office of the Mayor.

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.