Us Kids

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Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Mind the Gap
Active Cinema
Focus: Democracy
Running Time:101 min.
Director:Kim A. Snyder
Producer:Maria Cuomo Cole
Lori Cheatle
Kim A. Snyder
Note Writer:Jeff Campbell


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the state of California.


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A hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the latest feature from documentarian Kim A. Snyder (Newtown) is an inspiring, intimate portrait of the courageous teenagers of Parkland, Florida (including Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg) who created and led the March for Our Lives youth movement against gun violence. In February 2018, after surviving a tragic mass school shooting, these students decided to channel their personal trauma, grief, and anger into political activism. No longer able to be "normal ass kids doing normal ass things," to quote student and shooting victim Samantha Fuentes, their dogged determination to make a difference, to make surviving matter, even just to speak out in public, helped spark the nationwide youth movement that defined the 2018 midterm elections. Rather than debate politics or policy, Us Kids focuses on the characters themselves, providing an emotional behind-the-scenes look at the brave struggles and uncommon wisdom and grace of these remarkable teenagers.

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Kim A. Snyder’s most recent feature documentary, Us Kids premiered in the US Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance competition. Prior, she directed the Peabody award-winning documentary Newtown, which premiered in the US Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, screened at premiere festivals worldwide and was theatrically released followed by a national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens and Netflix. Her most recent short, Lessons from a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary Short followed by the DocDispatch Award at the 2018 Sheffield DocFest and a Grierson Award nomination.