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Film about Boys & Girls Club mass shooting, community's response premieres at The Little

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Rochester, N.Y. - More than two years after the mass shooting outside the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester on Genesee Street, dozens gathered at The Little to remember those lost - and how the crime impacted the community.

“Move,” the first documentary feature from filmmaker Tam Little, explores the fallout from the mass shooting and how Rochester residents responded. A premiere event for the film, which is part of the One Take Documentary Series, was held Tuesday evening at the theater.

For Little, creating the film had personal meaning at times.

“My family has also been impacted by gun violence,” said Little, “so I made the film not only for the families, but my family as well, just to remember my cousins that were also lost, So I just want to dedicate this to the families - and the victims - of those who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence.”

“It was a very hard process for me to document the families,” she added. “I had to document in the midst of tears, in the midst of confusion. And it was hard. It was hard, even editing the film, because I was able to see the young men alive, and seeing them full of laughter.”

Little hopes audiences will be moved by the experience and will be inspired by the actions of the Rochester community following the mass shooting.

“When they see the film, they’re going to go through a myriad of emotions, and that’s why I want to take them on a journey,” said Little. “And at the end of that journey, I want to inspire them to move. And I believe they will. I believe there will be momentum after this documentary.”

If you missed Tuesday night’s premiere, there is another screening of “Move” Friday at 7 p.m. at The Little.

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