Do you remember where you were when it happened? I do. I was sitting in Concert Choir at my high school, we were in-between pieces of music when the principal came on over the speakers. The attacks were announced to the whole school. It got eerily quiet in the room. Then my teacher stood up and did something you aren't suppose to do in public schools. She prayed. She prayed for NYC, for the United flight, and for the Pentagon. The pentagon attack was the scariest for us initially being so close to DC. Not only was it close, but living in this area, a lot of us had parents or knew someone working there at the time. The rest of the day was a blur.
No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is indelibly etched in everyone’s mind.
The 9/11 film is based on the original play, The Elevator, that centers on the events of September 11, 2001. Based on a true story, it chronicles the lives of five average, everyday people who find themselves trapped in an elevator during the events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center.
9/11 stars Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Gina Gershon, Wood Harris , Jacqueline Bisset, Olga Fonda, and Bruce Davison. For more information visit 911movie.film.
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.
Enter the Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive:
9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
“Hope” Pendant with necklace
Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children