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Cinematic adaptation of Anne Nelson's timely play about September 11. A fateful introduction brings a journalist (Weaver) to collaborate with an emotionally wrought, inarticulate New York City Fire Department captain (LaPaglia) on poignant, heartfelt eulogies for his fallen brothers. Both leads do a fine job bringing their characters from stage to screen. Some archival footage feels awkwardly placed but on the whole film presents a dignified and humanistic perspective on an event whose world impact is still unfolding. Shot on location in New York, with very little budget in just two weeks, then reshot in another two weeks after discovering some lighting equipment had failed. Simpson and Weaver's daughter makes a cameo appearance along with Nelson's two sons.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Play, True Stories, Funerals, Firemen, New York, New York, Front Page
Screenplay
Ann Nelson, Jim Simpson
Cast
Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia
Cinematography
Maryse Alberti
Director
Jim Simpson
Music
Ron Carter
Other
Fredrick Helm, Terry McKnight, Sarah Flack, Sarah Beers, Susan Block
Producer
Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Open City Films, ContentFilm, Focus Features

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