'Saint of 9/11' to Screen in 12 Cities for 9/11/06, National 5th Anniversary Remembrance

Sep 05, 2006, 01:00 ET from Equality Forum

    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.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060403/PHM002)
     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 screening.
     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

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