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The body of Father Mychal Judge is carried from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Photo by Shannon Stapleton. (PRNewsFoto/Equality Forum, Shannon Stapleton)[RV]
PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED ...
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "Saint of 9/11," the story of
Father Mychal Judge, Chaplain, FDNY, will screen in 12 cities for the
National 5th Anniversary Remembrance. Father Judge became the international
symbol of heroism on 9/11 when a Reuters photograph depicted his body being
removed from the World Trade Center. After the attack, it was revealed that
Father Judge declined Mayor Rudy Giuliani's invitation to join him, instead
choosing to be with the FDNY and victims of the terrorist attack.
Many of the 12 cities are inviting regional fire fighters to attend as
their guests. The 12 cities include Boston, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Kansas
City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Patchogue (NY), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,
Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. In Patchogue, Long Island, New
York, the film will be introduced by Father Kevin Smith, Chaplain of the
local fire department that responded on 9/11. Father Smith found Father
Judge's body at Church and Vesey Streets and had it placed at the altar of
St. Peter's Church in Lower Manhattan.
"Saint of 9/11" is the story of Father Judge, a first generation Irish
immigrant who became a quintessential Franciscan priest and authentic
American hero. The film had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film
Festival. The LA Weekly called it "magnificent" and The Philadelphia
Inquirer said it is a "must-see film." Ian McKellen is the narrator of the
film, which has an original music score by Michael Aharon.
In San Francisco, the screening is being sponsored by the San Francisco
Police Association and San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798. In Kansas
City, the Interfaith Council and Human Relations Commission are
collaborating. The Mayor has declared a citywide moment of silence before
The film will have its theatrical release at the IFC Center in
Manhattan on September 6.
To view the trailer, visit:
For film information, visit http://www.saintof9-11.com
SOURCE Equality Forum