8:46 [videorecording DVD] : never forget

From Ellen Druda

Author: Jennifer Gargano

Title:   8:46 [videorecording DVD] : never forget

There are no surprises in a film about September 11th. We all know how it’s going to end.  Filmmaker Jennifer Gargano imagines stories about some people caught in the event: the victims and their families, workmates, friends and lovers, and what was happening in their lives that day.  The characters are fictional but possible amalgamations of stereotypes based on many real lives.  The film spends most of the time leading up to the attacks in order for us to get to know the individuals.  When the planes hit the buildings, we see the panic and heroics of these everyday people from inside the towers and those in the immediate area.  Ms. Gargano has created a heartfelt, if a little clichéd, tribute to the casualties and heroes of 9/11, with a portion of the proceeds going to Tuesday’s Children, a charity for those impacted by the events.

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