Movie Documents Families Lives After Columbine

DENVER (AP/CBS4) – A movie opening in Denver this week documents the different ways that families who lost loved ones at Columbine have coped with their loss.

Five years in the making, the film “13 Families” is the work of Nicole Corbin, Steve LuKanic, and Mark Katchur. Corbin and LuKanic came up with the idea after helping produce an hour-long TV program looking at the April 20,1999, tragedy.

Family members in the film introduce loved ones in their own words and then describe their individual journeys and frustrations, including the reality of grieving in public.

The film does not include pictures of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, reflecting frustration expressed by families at the attention focused on the teenage gunmen.

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The film premier of 13 Families is on April 18th at 7 p.m. at the Denver Film Society. The film will have a month long run at three local theatres. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Columbine Memorial Fund.


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  • Mik

    again 15 died that day…. and two of them were bullied … and they lashed out

  • Whack-A-Mole

    Harris and Klebold were the bullies. Look what they did to Brooks Brown. In fact, they were cyberbullies before the term caught on.

  • Anna

    I’m with you. I do understand that most of this is loropy expressed relief. And, unfortunately and by his own doing, Bin Laden transformed himself from human being to a symbol of evil. People saw his death as the death of evil, not the death of a man with brothers and a mother, and it’s not. Evil has sharks teeth and Bin Laden was one of them, and behind him is a row of others ready to take his place.To me the real tragedy is that Bin Laden to Americans became the face of Islam and it just isn’t fair or accurate. But let’s face it, it’s just much easier to paint with a broad brush so it’s what people tend to do.But the brush paints both ways, and while American jubilantly celebrate, the world looks on our ghoulish and vindictive behavior and that’s their image of all Americans. Sad, really.

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