NOW IN THEATERS: 9/11, starring Charlie Sheen #Remember911
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.
WHAT’S YOUR 9/11 STORY?
Every person old enough to remember the events of September 11, 2001 no doubt has a story surrounding where they were when they first learned what was happening. I was a junior in high school, just going to my English class. The teacher came in and frantically told us there was some kind of attack going on in New York City. Our entire class went to the library where we could watch the TV and see exactly what was going on. There was no concentrating in class for the rest of the day–the teachers all had TVs on as well. I didn’t even get to finish my day at school, as my mother was so scared she came to school and checked my sister and I out early.
I am happy to give my readers a chance to win a movie prize pack, including a poster signed by Charlie Sheen! If you are comfortable, please share your 9/11 story. If not, share a thought or other comment about that day. Here’s what you can win.
Tuesday’s Children is the leading response and recovery organization supporting youth and families impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss relating to 9/11. Visit the official 911 movie website for more information.
Also, check out this cool feature where you can read and share the 9/11 fact cards, provided by Tuesday’s Children and watch behind-the-scenes interviews with Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman.