Lakeshore Records: NEWTOWN w/ Original Music by Composers Including Fil Eisler, Mark Barden, Jeff Beal, George Clinton, Chris Drake, Deborah Lurie & Robert Duncan, Dino Meneghin, Blake Neely, Mark Renk, Mikael Sandgren, and Rob Simonsen


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 biggest inspiration behind this score was simply to be part of something that might further the conversation around gun violence without being preachy or political. I think this film really does that by examining the long term, even generational repercussions of gun violence and the permanence of grief cast against the hope that can come from facing down an unimaginable loss as these brave men and women have had to do. It is a quintessentially American dilemma. The movie was too precious to be seen just through the prism of my own experience which is why I asked some of my friends in the composer community if they would join me in contributing to the project. I didn't ask anyone what their political beliefs were. I simply explained what the project was about and asked if they wanted to be a part of it. Not one of them said no. No matter where you stand on the debate, we all want our kids to be safe." - Fil Eisler, Composer
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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