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Under the Gun (2016)

  • Director: Stephanie Soechtig
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 110 min.

This free screening is sponsored by MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. A brief panel discussion will follow the film.
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Under the Gun 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. 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, the documentary looks at why politicians are finding it difficult to act and what is being done at the state and local levels.

"It’s a tight, slick polemic which doesn’t shy from the complexity surrounding the debate or the fact it wants you the viewer to get up and do something about it. "
- Lanre Bakare, The Guardian
"It’s a sobering, collage-like overview of a problem that sadly hasn’t much changed since Michael Moore’s angrier and more provocative (if perhaps less rigorously journalistic) feature came out. "
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Soechtig's passionately contended, slickly produced film may not sway the most fervid 2nd Amendment defenders, but in its problem-solving vigor could spur a lot of others who believe in change to make that call, join that group, or vote a certain way."
- Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"An extensive primer preceding a call for action."
- Hollywood Reporter
"Gun acknowledges the solutions to this ongoing problem are neither easy nor obvious, while persuasively arguing that more, surely, can be done."
- Geoff Berkshire, Variety