Powerful, Hopeful 9/11 Documentary Makes Valley Debut
Camelot Theatres to Show "Telling Nicholas" on September 11th
Filmmaker James Ronald Whitney saw 9/11 unfold right before his very eyes. Armed with a camera, he documented the biggest and most horrific tragedy we have ever faced.
But Whitney did not just capture incredible footage, he also created one of the most quintessential movies about 9/11 - "Telling Nicholas."
The film is a brilliant, heartfelt, and hopeful account of 7-year old Nicholas Lanza's life after his mother was killed in the Twin Towers. The film begs the question - how do you tell a child that his mom just died?
Another boy whose parent died in the 9/11 attacks is Thanbir Ahmed, a Muslim teenager whose father, a waiter at Windows on the World, also passed away that day.
54 days after the 9/11 attacks, "Telling Nicholas" premiered to critical acclaim. The documentary won an Emmy, was inducted into The Museum of Television and Radio, and was selected by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as "One of the most outstanding movies of 2002!" It was also included in the Academy's prestigious documentary series.
Ten years after the attacks, the film is set to premier in Palm Springs, the place Whitney now calls home. Here's more info on the screening:
"Honoring the tenth anniversary of the September 11th Attack, Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will present two exclusive screenings of "Telling Nicholas." A matinee will be shown at 1:00pm and a Red Carpet Evening screening will begin at 6:00pm. Director James Ronald Whitney will appear at both Post-Screening Q&A Sessions. Ticket prices are $15 for the afternoon screening and $25 for the Red Carpet evening show."
Proceeds benefit Variety, the Children's Charity of the Desert.
Hope and loss, friendships through tragedies, "Telling Nicholas" is a powerful film about the triump of the human spirit. As many as 10,000 children lost a parent on September 11, "Telling Nicholas" is an homage to those kids. This is one 9/11 movie you definitely have to see.
Click here to visit the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, and here to purchase tickets. For more information on "Telling Nicholas," visit the film's official website right here.
You can also use the phone to buy tickets by simply dialing 1-888-71-TICKETS