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Newtown Theatre debuts independent documentary night


The historic Newtown Theatre will host its first-ever Independent Documentary Night at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

The night will feature thought-provoking documentaries from around the country. Admission is $5 at the door and free for theater members.

Some of the featured documentaries include:

• “Do We Belong?” An Indian immigrant is killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with whether America is truly her home.

• “Family Rewritten.” Camilla identifies as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps.

• “Still Afloat.” A look at the destruction Hurricane Maria left behind and how Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida are adjusting to the change.

• “Kwabena.” A journey through the discovery and revelation of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

• “Texas Snow.” Three Texas cotton farmers discuss the issues threatening the industry and their livelihood.

• “Gamers Outreach.” The power of video games is helping hospitalized kids and young adults feel a little less scared and isolated.

The Newtown Theatre is located at 120 N. State St. Newtown Borough. For information, visit

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