USA, 2010, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Colorado, Documentary
Monday, April 18th at 7pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
Subjects from the film in-person for a Q&A with the filmmakers following the screening.
Digital presentation - The shootings at Columbine High School on April 20th 1999 ended thirteen lives and shattered countless others. But while the tragic events of that day were well documented, the stories of the families who lost loved ones and struggled to build new lives have yet to be told.
Bound forever by unimaginable circumstances, these thirteen families lived through the same tragedy, yet each has dealt with the aftermath in their own way…and each has a different story of how their lives have changed.
13 Families weaves an intimate tapestry of hope, providing the families a forum to tell their personal stories…stories that are not tainted by any media angle but rather seek to tell the unvarnished truth of their experience. The families provided the filmmakers exclusive and unprecedented access, sharing insightful and intimate details of their lives. What happened to the Columbine families could happen to anyone, and perhaps that’s why the event had such an impact on the nation and the world. What the film demonstrates is how ordinary individuals can be confronted with a sudden and devastating loss, yet find the strength to move forward. In addition, the film touches on the issues of gun control, school violence, and the painful reality that tragedies like Columbine and Virginia Tech continue to plague our nation.
Finally, the film pays tribute to the victims who senselessly lost their lives on that horrible day, but in a way no documentary has done before – in the words of those who knew them better than anyone else - 13 Families.
DIRECTOR: Nicole Corbin, Mark David Katchur, Steve LuKanic