Filming of Newtown movie ‘too soon’ for Ridgefield

Residents say making the movie only 20 miles from Newtown is inappropriate a month and a half after the tragedy.

Director Jonathan Bucari, of Demian Pictures, says less than 5 percent of the movie would be filmed in Ridgefield if a permit is applied for.

Director Jonathan Bucari, of Demian Pictures, says less than 5 percent of the movie would be filmed in Ridgefield if a permit is applied for. (2/4/13)

RIDGEFIELD - The possibility of using Ridgefield as a location for a movie on the Newtown shooting isn't sitting well with the town's residents.

Residents say making the movie only 20 miles from Newtown is inappropriate a month and a half after the tragedy.

"It seems as if Ridgefield was chosen in part because it's close to Newtown, so there is a Newtown connection," Deborah Low said. "The timing is insensitive. Not here, not now, it's just too raw."

Director Jonathan Bucari, of Demian Pictures, says less than 5 percent of the movie would be filmed in Ridgefield if a permit is applied for. Bucari says the rest would take place in other communities in New England.

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