Dawn Anna

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Dawn Anna
Dawn Anna FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed by Arliss Howard
Produced by
Written by
  • Robert Munic
  • Arliss Howard
  • James Howard
Starring
Music by Adam Fields
Cinematography Guy Dufaux
Edited by
Production
  company
Distributed by Lifetime Television (2005)
Release date(s)
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dawn Anna is an 2005 American dramatic television film written by Robert Munic, Arliss Howard, and James Howard, and directed by Arliss Howard. The film, based upon real events surrounding the Columbine High School massacre, premiered on Lifetime Television January 10, 2005.[1][2][3][4]

Production[edit]

Plot summary[edit]

The movie depicts the life of Dawn Anna, a teacher and single mother of four children. Soon after meeting her eventual husband, she is diagnosed with a severe brain disease that requires a serious operation. Shortly after her recovery, daughter Lauren Townsend is murdered in the Columbine High School massacre.

Cast[edit]

  • Debra Winger as Dawn Anna Townsend
  • Tatiana Maslany as Lauren Dawn Townsend - age 12
  • Brandon Firla as Interviewer
  • Alex Van as Bink
  • Sam Howard as Josh Townsend
  • Stephen Warner as Matt Townsend
  • Krista Rae as Kristin Townsend
  • Robert Theberge as Shane
  • Quinn Singer as Lauren 'Lulu' Dawn Townsend
  • Patricia Harras as Mary
  • Greg Lawson as Dr.Emmerson
  • Gillian Carfra as Crisis worker
  • Yuri Yeremin as Himself
  • Lee Cameron as Health teacher
  • Christine Hamilton as Tall girl
  • Scott Arnold as Dr. Albert Becker

Reception[edit]

Awards[edit]

Debra Winger was nominated for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie' at the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bob Fischbach (2009-09-24). "Bob's Take: Payne, Winger share passion for storytelling". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 2010-08-21. "Later, after a clip from “Dawn Anna,” a 2005 TV movie starring Winger, was shown, she said she'd never seen “Dawn Anna” in a theater with an audience. She loved hearing the Omaha audience's reaction to the scene." 
  2. ^ Shales, Tom (January 10, 2005). "Lifetime's 'Dawn Anna': Tears of Endearment". Washington Post. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ staff (January 10, 2005). "A Barrage of Calamities, All Based on a True Story". The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jicha, Tom (January 10, 2005). "Lifetime's Dawn Goes From Tragic To Worse". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 

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