Past screening

Under the Gun

Directed by: Stephanie Soechtig
Runtime: 1hr 50min Year: 2016
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Directed by: Stephanie Soechtig
Runtime: 1hr 50min Year: 2016
Country: United States
Last Screened: Mon 1st Aug 2016

In the past few years, a drastic rise in mass shootings has ripped across the United States, most recently in Dallas and Orlando, compounding an epidemic of gun violence.

★★★★ “Stephanie Soechtig takes us inside the NRA, and for perhaps the first time in any film we get a full sense of their psychology.” – BBC

“It’s effectively unnerving, infuriating, and heartbreaking, and the best film on firearms we’ve seen since the 2002’s Oscar-winning doc Bowling for Columbine.” – Yahoo

Despite a growing body count at the hands of guns, and the outpouring of shock and outrage that comes with it, the nation has failed to respond with meaningful action.  What is keeping the two sides of this debate—those favoring stricter gun laws and Second Amendment purists like the NRA—from finding common ground?

Through the lens of families impacted by the mass shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson, as well as the daily gun violence in Chicago, the film, by Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric, examines why politicians are refusing to act.