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Where were you when you learned about the attack of 9/11?
I remember vividly the 9/11 attacks. My daughter was only in 1st grade, I was home alone watching the Today Show like I always did. They interrupted the show to report the first tower being hit. Since they are filmed in New York they got to the scene super fast and were airing live. Suddenly, we saw the second tower being hit.
As expected, there was total panic and chaos. Then we heard the Pentagon was hit, then a plane went down in Shanksville PA. I live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. Shanksville is only roughly an hour and a half away. There was wide spread panic all over Pittsburgh. Parents, myself included, went to the schools took their babies home so we could hold them and know they were safe.
I will never forget the feeling of that day, watching the never ending footage on television, the anxiety that came with it all. How do you teach your kids about 9/11? There is a new film out about that tragic day.
9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman(The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
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.
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Enter now for your chance to win a 9/11 film prize pack. Prize pack includes:
1 – 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 – “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 – Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday’s Children
Giveaway runs from midnight 8/31 EST to midnight 9/14 EST. Open to US residents only.