Everyone has a 9/11 Story.
No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is indelibly etched in everyone’s mind.
Disclosure: I received a free screening, gift pack, and assets to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
For me, I remember exactly where I was. I was sitting on the living room floor playing with my son. We were building with Legos when the news flashed across the TV. At first, I thought I was watching some action film my husband had left in the VHS player. But no as the images flashed across the screen I realized this was real. I was in shock. Shock faded into devastation than fear. All I could think to do was hug my son and pray. I knew in that moment the world and I myself had changed forever.
As I watched an early screening of 9/11 the film it was hard to relive that day. It touched on the lives of everyday people and those moments we share every day that matter.
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all-star cast including Luis Guzman(The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later … their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.
With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds.
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9/11 Movie App:
• Read and share the 9/11 fact cards, provided by Tuesday’s Children
Tuesday’s Children is the leading response and recovery organization supporting youth and families impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss relating to 9/11.
• Watch behind-the-scenes interviews with Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman.
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1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children
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