From Producer Chad A Verdi (SILENCE and BLEED FOR THIS):
MAN IN RED BANDANA
GETS SEPTEMBER THEATRICAL & DIGITAL RELEASE
“He Went Up, So Others Could Come Down.”
Verdi Productions and Magna Entertainment today announced a multi-platform release of director/writer/producer Matthew Weiss’ landmark 9/11 documentary narrated by Gwynneth Paltrow, entitled MAN IN RED BANDANA. The film traces the extraordinary 9/11 heroics of Welles Crowther, aka “the man in the red bandana.” Following a world premiere screening event near Welle hometown at the historic Lafayette Theater in Sufferen, NY, on September 6th, the film release theatrically release on September 8 in New York City and the greater metropolitan area,; Los Angeles; Chicago; Providence; Minneapolis; Ft. Lauderdale; Hollywood, Fl; Jacksonville; and other locations TBD. There’s a simultaneous digital release across most digital platforms,.
Verdi Productions, based in East Greenwich and Rhode Island, has released a number of high profile independents, including SILENCE, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfiled and Adam Driver; TEN THOUSAND SAINTS with Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer; and BLEED FOR THIS with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. They just started pre-prodution on VAULT, a thriller about the largest vault heist in US history. Chad Verdi whose latest film SILENCE was nominated for an Oscar®, stated. “I fell in love with Welles’ story after being introduced to Matt. It quickly became a passion project for me and a story that needed to be told. We have now made that a reality.”
“The film has truly a labor of love to honor the memory and heroism of Welles Crowther and has one of the most incredible endings of any documentary” says Weiss. “Six years in the making, we’re super excited to share it with a national audience.”
MAN IN RED BANDANA is a story of sacrifice, selflessness and how the actions of one man touched and inspired countless others. Welles Crowther was killed in the lobby of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when it collapsed. His heroism remarkably became known eight months later, due to an ordinary object: a red bandana.
Instead of escaping after the planes hit, Welles stayed to help others, ultimately losing his life when the tower collapsed. The film re-traces the unique manner in which his heroics became known, as well as his last inspirational hour (his finest) saving others from the upper reaches of the South Tower. The film then depicts Welles’ folklore stature throughout the United States including songs, artwork and babies that have been named in his honor. This legacy section leads to the revelation of a remarkable secret about Welles providing the film’s incredible, inspirational ending.
In Theaters September 8, 2017
Written and Directed by:
TRT: 80 minutes
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