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Bridgeport Theater Screens Documentary About Gun Violence

Lucy McBath, whose son was killed for playing his music too loud, will appear during a screening of the documentary "The Armor of Light," on Tuesday.
Lucy McBath, whose son was killed for playing his music too loud, will appear during a screening of the documentary "The Armor of Light," on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Facebook

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- As numerous shootings continue across Bridgeport, Connecticut Against Gun Violence will present its documentary "The Armor of Light," which explores the culture of gun violence, at the Bijou Theater on Tuesday.

In addition to the film, attendees will have a chance to meet special guest Lucy McBath, who recently spoke at the Democratic National Convention. McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis, who was shot and killed at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in 2012 for playing loud music. McBath is also featured in the film.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with McBath, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and retired Bridgeport Deputy Police Chief Arthur Carter.

There is no charge for the screening, which will be held at the Bijou Theater, 275 Fairfield Ave., but seating is limited, and registration is suggested. Click here to register. The theater, which is currently closed, is being opened for the screening.

“The Armor of Light is an intriguing look at what it takes to change tightly held moral beliefs. We believe that the audience will find the film and the discussion, augmented by the presence of Ms. McBath, will make for an exciting and informative evening,” said Ron Pinciaro, CAGV executive director.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making communities, families, and children safe from gun violence through a common-sense approach to public education and legislative advocacy. For more information, visit www.cagv.org

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