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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Song of Parkland’ and ‘Papillon’

What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Song of Parkland’ and ‘Papillon’

“Song of Parkland” follows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama students after the mass shooting. And a “Papillon” remake is available to stream.

SONG OF PARKLAND 7 p.m. on HBO; and available on HBO streaming platforms. This short documentary from the filmmaker Amy Schatz examines what happens to a group of high school students after a tragedy, in this case the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and staff members dead. The film follows the drama teacher Melody Herzfeld as she continues to work with her students, rehearsing for a musical production, in the aftermath. Many of those students went on to perform at last year’s Tony Awards, surprising the audience with “Seasons of Love” from “Rent,” where Herzfeld won the award for excellence in theater education.

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