A documentary about the tragedy of the Astroworld festival will be released in select theaters on April 29

A new documentary about the Astroworld festival tragedy will open in select Texas theaters in April for a minimum of one week.

“Favorite of the concerts” explores the Houston tragedy that killed 10 spectators and injured more than 300 on November 5, 2021. The tragedy led to the formation of a task force to investigate how it happened as well as to multiple lawsuits against rapper and headliner Travis Scott, his entities, Live Nation, and others by the victims and their families.

All 10 victims of the tragedy died of “compression asphyxia,” according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The youngest victim was Ezra Blount, 9, who died after being placed in a medically induced coma due to severe damage to his vital organs suffered after he was allegedly stepped on during a crowd surge at the show.

Director Charlie Minn has made documentaries about previous Texas tragedies, including the 2017 mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs and the 2019 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, as well as other tragedies, including the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, the 2017 Las Vegas massacre, and the 2018 Parkland school shooting.

He told FOX 7 Austin’s Casey Claiborne that his films are “victim-centered” and “aimed at informing, educating and raising awareness about change and the needs of our society”. [for] change.” “Concert Crush” includes interviews with security experts, survivors, attorneys and investigators, among others.

Minn’s documentary will be released in select theaters in Austin, Burleson, Bryan, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Kingwood, New Braunfels, Richmond and San Antonio on April 29.

There are also four opportunities to watch the documentary before that. Free screenings will take place at Santikos Palladium, Evo Belterra Austin and Evo New Braunfels on April 11 at 7 p.m. and at Showbiz Kingwood on April 12 at 7 p.m. Additional screenings will take place at Premiere Cinemas Bryan (April 12 at 7 p.m.), Premiere Cinemas Burleson and LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Dallas (April 13 at 7 p.m.) and Northshore Cinemas 8 in Portland, Texas on April 20.
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