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Gun Violence Prevention Movie Series Begins with Summit Screening of 'Under The Gun' Sept. 30

"Under The Gun," produced and narrated by Katie Couric, screens September 30.

SUMMIT, NJ - Four area organizations have partnered with The Film Society of Summit to host a series of Gun Violence Prevention documentaries, beginning with 'Under The Gun' -- produced and narrated by Katie Couric -- which screens September 30.

The Unitarian Church of Summit’s Social Action Team, The Brady Campaign, Seeds of Peace and Moms Demand Action are co-sponsoring the film series.

According to 'Under The Gun' filmmakers, the documentary examines the events and people who have kept the gun debate fierce and the progress slow, even as gun deaths and mass shootings continue to increase.

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Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista and Tucson, as well as those who experience daily gun violence in Chicago, 'Under The Gun' looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels.

Following the screening of the film, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Stephanie Soechtig, a discussion will be led by Producer Kristin Lazure of Chatham.

Other films in the series will include:

October 14 - 'Make a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA'

Moderated by Carole Stiller of The Brady Campaign, the film features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families.

October 21 - '91%'

Americans almost unanimously support both Second Amendment rights and common-sense gun regulation. The film finds a shared language between citizens on both sides of the issue, encouraging them to move common sense policy forward by speaking up in a conversation typically dominated by firearm lobbyists and manufacturers.

A post-screening discussion will be held with the film's director, John Richie.

All films will be shown at MONDO, located at 426 Springfield Avenue, beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets, $22 for the entire series, or $12 per film, can be reserved in advance via summitfilm@gmail.com and purchased in advance at MONDO.

Seating is limited. For further information, contact The Film Society of Summit at 973-885-1983 or by visiting summitfilmsociety.com.

No taping or photography is permitted during the screenings without prior written consent.


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