NEW YORK – Saint of 9/11, a feature-length documentary about Mychal Judge, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Thursday here.
The movie tells the story of Mychal’s life through those deeply touched by his ministry, from the powerless to the dispossessed. The film reveals Mychal as complex, intense, humble and deeply loved, through interviews of friends and colleagues and narration of Mychal’s own words by legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen.
The film contains footage from a firefighters ceremony held in the Bronx on Sept. 10, 2001. During the ceremony, Muchal told those in attendance, “No matter how big the call or how small, you have no idea what God is calling you to.” He added: “He needs me. He needs all of us.”
Two other films at the festival also deal with subjects concerning the 9/11 attacks.United 93 is the opening film of the festival and chronicles the events aboard the hijacked flight that crashed in Pennsylvania. Heart of Steel is a documentary that follows a group of renegade volunteers who were driven to help in the rescue efforts in New York following the attacks.
Saint of 9/11 will open at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at Pace University Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan. The film will have four additional screenings at the festival: 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at AMC Loews Village VII; 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, at AMC Loews 34th Street; 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at AMC Loews 34th Street; and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at Regal Cinemas Battery Park.
The film’s Philadelphia premiere is May 5 at Gershman Hall at University of the Arts, Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium, 401 South Broad St., Philadelphia.