September 11th, 2011 marks the
10-Year Anniversary of James Ronald Whitney's Emmy Award Winning film,
On Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 6PM
Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA will be hosting a
Red-Carpet Gala and Special Feature Encore Presentation of Whitney's
documentary that was both inducted into The Museum of Television and Radio,
and chosen by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as
"One of the most outstanding movies of 2002," and included in the Academy's prestigious series.
TIME Magazine describes the film as,
"WRENCHING!...James Ronald Whitney does something different!...
"Telling Nicholas" can be cathartic and even funny, but it is not easy to watch...
Discomfortingly private, yet strangely mediated."
There will also be an earlier 1PM matinee screening of Whitney's film that same day,
and both screenings of "Telling Nicholas" will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
All proceeds will benefit Variety--The Children's Charity of The Desert!
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Camelot Theatres (760) 325-6565
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA
2003 Emmy Award Winner
on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
at 6:30pm. This "Eve of September
11th Special Presentation" will be
followed by a chat line discussion
with the director,
James Ronald Whitney.
OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES has chosen
James Ronald Whitney's Film,
TELLING NICHOLAS, as one of the most outstanding
documentaries of 2002. The Academy will be presenting this
film to the general public as part of their prestigious
series during the evening of
Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 7:30pm at UCLA's James Bridges
EMMY Award-Winning director/producer/writer, James Ronald
will also attend this special screening.
and produced by
James Ronald Whitney
Fire Island Films
From the thousands of fliers of missing loved-ones that
wallpapered New York City in the aftermath of 9/11, the filmmaker
contacted Michele Lanza's family, whose flier he saw. This
film chronicles a husband's painful journey and the unimaginable
burden of having to tell their 7-year-old son that his mother
was not coming back. The boy's innocence and subsequent friendship
with a Muslim teenager, whose father was also killed in the
same tragedy, reminds us of how cultures can live harmoniously
with each other if they are without prejudice.
16mm, 92 min.
Directed by Bill Guttentag,
Robert David Port
Produced by Guttentag
as a documentary about a heavily-decorated, retired New
York firefighter and his two sons - one of whom became
a firefighter, the other a policeman - this film takes
a sudden turn when both sons' respective units and precincts
are among the first to answer the call for help on September
11. The tragic consequences that follow, for all involved,
prompted former Mayor Giuliani to say "Many families
were affected by the attack on America, but what this family
was asked to bear was really too much."
35mm, 34 min.
Academy Award® winner.
|Spotlight on New York
SYFF's tribute to tough-talking New
Yorkers and the cityscapes that have
long held our attention...
Session Time: Sat 16 November, 7pm
Dir: James Ronald Whitney
Dur: 90 mins
F: Digital Beta
'As many as 10,000 children lost a parent on September
11, 2001. That is the saddest number that the day
produced.' New York Magazine Within hours of the
collapse of the World Trade Centre on September
11, 2001, fliers of missing loved ones wallpapered
New York City. After filmmaker James Ronald Whitney
was forced from his home by the debris cloud that
rose from the ash of the falling towers, he contacted
the family of a missing woman he saw on a flier
- the mother of 7-year-old Nicholas. Hailed by
the New York Times as "an astonishing film", Whitney
tells the powerful story of Nicholas, whose father
waited ten days before telling him that his mother
was dead. Telling Nicholas screened to critical
acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is currently
up for selection for next year's Academy Awards.
Undercover presents the heartrending story of
a little boy who lost his mother in the Sept.
11 attacks. Seven-year-old Nicholas Lanza lives
on Staten Island, N.Y., in the shadow of Manhattan,
where his mother, Michele, worked in the World
Trade Center. In the 10 days following the tragedy,
filmmaker James Ronald Whitney ("Just
Melvin, Just Evil") spent time with
Nicholas and his extended family as they tried
to cope with the loss of their loved one, keeping
his camera rolling even as Nicholas's father
tried to find the words to tell him that his
mother was never coming home. The film also profiles
a Muslim teen whose late father worked near the
top of the north tower.
|Director: James Ronald Whitney
|Release Year: 2002
||HBO Announces First Frame by Frame Series
in San Francisco
announced its documentary series, Frame
by Frame, will screen for the first
time in San Francisco for the first time from
August 5 - 12 at The Yerba Buena Center for the
Arts. The series, which began in New York will
hold its fifth annual event in Gotham this autumn.
Kicking off the event in the Bay
Area featuring 26 documentary films
are...James Ronald Whitney's "Telling
Nicholas" as well as the
much heralded "In Memoriam: New
York City, 9/11/01." The film features
clips and photos from 100+ New
Yorkers and independent filmmakers.
Other highlights planned in this
year's Frame by Frame are screenings
of "Murder on a Sunday Morning," this
year's Oscar-winner for best documentary
feature...and Q & A with a
host of award-winning filmmakers.
Museum in New York, 25 West 52 Street, New York City
Special Screening: Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 6:30 PM
movie, James Ronald Whitney (filmmaker) and Thanbir
(featured in "Telling Nicholas") will be speaking
on a panel.
|Filmmaker James Ronald Whitney had a close-up
view of the World Trade Center on September 11
from his nearby apartment. Forced to flee, he found
many friends among the pictures of missing people,
but he was drawn to one woman pictured with her
young son. He tracked down the boy and his father
and documented the delicate process of telling
Nicholas that his mother was dead. This is an intense
film of grief and loss--not only a powerful portrait
of how one family coped with the suffering caused
by this national tragedy, but also how one filmmaker
affected and was affected by the events. (2002;
Produced, directed, and written by James Ronald
Whitney. Executive produced by Richard Reichgut
and, for HBO, Sheila Nevins.
Tickets: $10 ($8 for individual Museum
Members); $5 for students with valid ID. Series
Price (any 3 events): $24 ($18 for individual
Museum Members); $12 for students. Festival
Hotline: (212) 621-6699
Screening: April 5 at 10:00 AM
film's director will be speaking
on a panel on April 6 at noon.