When Newtown, Connecticut, was devastated by the loss of 20 first graders and six adults at the hands of a shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the world looked on in horror unable to fathom such a tragedy. In the emotionally powerful and uplifting documentary Midsummer in Newtown, filmmaker Lloyd Kramer gains intimate access to three families who find hope in the transformative power of the arts.
A poignant reminder that there is heroism in simply living each day, Midsummer in Newtown is a soaring testament to the artistic expression of people determined to reflect love and beauty, in spite of the horror they’ve endured.
|Running Time:||81 min.|
|Subject(s):||Arts and Culture, Creative, Family, Music, Youth|
|Producer(s):||Tom Yellin, Braden Cleveland Bergan, Jo Budzilowicz|
|Production Company:||Vulcan Productions and Participant Media|