To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Emerson College is hosting a free public screening of New York Says Thank You.
Thursday, September 1, 7:00-9:00 pm; Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston
Produced by Emerson alumna Megan Sleeper, New York Says Thank You premiered worldwide at the Tribeca Film Festival and will make its television debut in September. The feature-length film follows a group of New Yorkers who travel every September to communities across the country that are struck by disaster, natural or man-made, to help others rebuild, and to say "thank you" for the support they once received after 9/11. As told in the film, their stories of grief, volunteerism, and healing are the foundation of what is now a national movement. What started with a group of 14 volunteers continues to grow and has become the New York Says Thank You Foundation—a national organization that brings people together in the spirit of service.To see the theatrical trailer, visit www.newyorksaysthankyoumovie.com.
Q&A with Special Guests
Fitzpatrick, one of the New York firefighters featured in the film (whose first fire call
was to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001), and the
filmmakers, including Sleeper and director Scott Rettberg, will be available
for a Q&A following the film screening.
For more information about the screening on September 1, call 617-824-8541.