‘The Fallout’ lays bare the trauma of school shootings


Directed by Megan Park (SSS Entertainment, 2021)

“I feel so empty,” 16-year-old Vada (Jenna Ortega) tells her father in The Fallout, writer and director Megan Park’s debut film. Similar words are all that she will produce for anyone who asks, if she decides to say anything at all. She is only empty, numb, nothing. Once as sunny as the California climate she inhabits, that weather now serves as a stark contrast to Vada’s gloom: She’s now more comfortable…

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