Monday, January 09, 2023

The Las Vegas mass shooting on a video screen in the background of Maria Schrader's "She Said"

Near the end of Maria Schrader's "She Said" (2022), as journalists Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) are close to publishing their New York Times article of 5 October 2017 on Harvey Weinstein's long history of harassment and assault, a video screen in the background at the Times building shows a CNN report about a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. That moment in the film shook me up as it took me back to waking up on Monday, 2 October 2017, to the news that sixty people had died in that shooting while singer Jason Aldean was performing the festival's final set. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 9 January 2023)

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