In telling the story of Joan (Sigourney Weaver), a Manhattan journalist who helps a fire captain (Anthony LaPaglia) compose eulogies for some of the eight men in his company who died on Sept. 11, playwright Anne Nelson drew on her own experiences. Her work, shaped here by director Jim Simp-son into a small, heartfelt film, was one of the first artistic responses to the tragedy, and it’s ardent with a desire to mourn the dead and bond with the living. In the character of the journalist, however, a distracting narcissism often gets in the way of the honorable intentions.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Sigourney Weaver, Charlotte Simpson, Jim Simpson, Irene Walsh; Director: Jim Simpson; Author: Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson; Release Date Limited: 12/13/2002; Release Date Wide: 03/28/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 88; Distributor: Focus Features
Posted April 11 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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