Spike Lee, Ed Norton to attend special 911 screening at Lincoln Center

This weekend the Film Society of Lincoln Center will showcase two films to honor the 10th anniversary of September 11th. Screenings of the documentary ‘9/11’ and ‘25th Hour’ will play on the 10th and 11th of September and will be free to attend.

Founded in 1969, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates American and International cinema welcoming more than 200,000 visitors a year including renowned film figures who are invited to attend screenings.

Special 911 Screening Schedule

9/11 Documentary (2002) Directed by Jules and Gedeon Naudet

The 911 documentary depicts the story of two brothers who inadvertantely became caught up in the events that took place that morning. They had been working on a documentary about a New York firefighter when they witnessed just above them a plane crashing into one of the twin towers. It transformed their story into one of the most enthralling real-life accounts of the tragedies that took place that day.

Screening time: September 10th 12:00PM.
A panel discussion will analyse the visual memory of September 11th after the film is shown

25th Hour (2002) Directed by Spike Lee

A convicted New York drug dealer is handed a sentence by the DEA and must re-evaluate his life in 24 hours before he goes to jail. The film was the first major motion picture to be shot on location in New York dealing with the post-911 tragedy, as characters from all walks of life become intertwined in Monty’s (Ed Norton’s) last day of freedom. Spike Lee’s interpration of social ambiguity in post 911 New York is poignant and shows the fragility of New Yorkers who are still coming to grips with their collective insecurity post 911.

Screening time: September 11th 7.45pm
Edward Norton, Spike Lee and producer Jon Kilik will attend a Q and A following the screening of the movie.

For more information about screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center log on to http://www.filmlinc.com/

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