'Saint of 9/11' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Sir Ian McKellen narrates documentary on Father Mychal Judge

Apr 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Equality Forum

    PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," a feature-length
 documentary about Father Mychal Judge, will have its world premiere at the
 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 27, at 9:15 p.m. at Pace University
 Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan.
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     Father Mychal Judge was a beloved chaplain of the Fire Department of New
 York, who lost his life on September 11, 2001.  The news photograph of his
 body being carried from the World Trade Center became an iconic image of
 heroism and sacrifice.
     "Saint of 9/11" tells the story of Father Mychal's life through those
 deeply touched by his ministry, from the powerless to the dispossessed.  The
 film reveals Father Mychal as complex, intense, humble and deeply loved,
 through interviews of friends and colleagues and narration of Father Mychal's
 own words by legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen.
     "Saint of 9/11" is directed by Glenn Holsten, executive produced by
 Malcolm Lazin, and produced by Equality Forum, a national nonprofit GLBT civil
 rights organization.  Holsten, Lazin and Equality Forum also collaborated on
 the documentary films "JIM IN BOLD" and "Gay Pioneers."  The film's original
 music score is by Michael Aharon.
     "Saint of 9/11" will have four additional screenings at the Tribeca Film
 Festival, and its Philadelphia premiere on Friday, May 5.
     "Saint of 9/11" World Premiere:
        Thursday, April 27, 9:15 p.m.
        Pace University Center for the Arts
        3 Spruce Street (between Park Row and Gold Street)
        Ticket info: http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org
     Official "Saint of 9/11" Web site: http://www.saintof9-11.com
     Equality Forum Web site: http://www.equalityforum.com
     Equality Forum is a national nonprofit and 501(c)(3) GLBT organization
 headquartered in Philadelphia.  Equality Forum undertakes high impact
 initiatives, produces documentary films, highlights GLBT history and presents
 annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum.
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