Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Over 600 at Montana Anniversary Screening

We have just received word that a Bozeman, Montana, screening of '9/11 Press For Truth' was also a major success. The Montana State University Leadership Institute sponsored the showing at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture on the evening of the 6th anniversary of Sept. 11th. Over 600 filled the theater, many standing.

The large and loving crowd was a bit of a surprise in this very conservative town of 30,000. Several MSU professors have now said that, as a result of seeing the movie, they will be holding meaningful dialogues on the subject in their classes.

Around 300 stayed as late as 11:00 P.M. for a panel discussion led by Jarl von Arlyon and Dr. Graeme MacQueen. Dr. MacQueen is a recently retired associate professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Von Arlyon had offices in the World Trade Center and had been scheduled to host a tour at the top of WTC One at 9:00 A.M. on 9/11 but had overslept. He was familiar with the towers and security clearances necessary to enter and had previously discussed fears of possible terrorist attacks with the FBI and CIA. Von Arlyon first began examining certain issues related to 9/11 after viewing 'Press For Truth' earlier this year at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival.

National Public Radio (NPR) featured Von Arlyon and MacQueen live on Sept. 10th to talk about 'Press For Truth'. The showing also received a prominent write-up in Bozeman's major paper 'The Daily Chronicle'. Read it here.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Nearly 800 Turn Out for Minneapolis Screening on 9/11 Anniversary

The Riverview Theater, a 700-seat movie theater in Minneapolis, was filled beyond capacity for the Sept. 11th sixth anniversary showing of '9/11 Press For Truth'. Many sat on the stairs or stood for an hour and a half, while other unfortunate late-comers were turned away.

Famed FBI 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley (2002 'Time Magazine' Person of the Year) introduced the movie, followed by Catherine Statz, who lost her sister at the Pentagon six years ago. Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was in attendance, as were several of the makers of 'Press For Truth'.

Many who were at the showing remained for another two hours at a follow-up Q&A across the street at the Riverview Cafe hosted by director Ray Nowosielski, co-producer John Duffy, and "wall of TVs" computer animator Erik Potter, along with Rowley and Statz.

Local television Fox9 News covered the packed event for an evening news story that truly was fair and balanced. View it below.

"Jersey Girl" Lorie Van Auken, a 9/11 widow whose story was told in 'Press For Truth', appeared that evening on the national Air America radio program 'Clout!', calling for the release of the entire CIA Inspector General's Report on 9/11. Listen here. Executive producer Kyle Hence also appeared on Portland Radio to talk about the movie.

Friday, September 7, 2007

'P4T' Director, Co-Producer Coming to Minneapolis For 9/11 6th Anniversary

'9/11 Press For Truth' director Ray Nowosielski and co-producer John Duffy have announced they will be attending the free screening of the movie in Minneapolis on the 6th anniversary of 9/11, at 5:20 P.M. at Riverview Theater.

They will join famed FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley, who is introducing the movie. Nowosielski and Duffy will take questions afterward at the wine bar across the street from the theater.

Promoting the screening, Nowosielski appeared for a half hour this morning on Don Olsen's radio show on KFAI 90.3/106.7 Minneapolis-St. Paul "Radio Without Boundaries". You can listen to a recording of the show here.

If you are in Minnesota, you can also catch Nowosielski this Monday at 5:30 P.M. on Air America (AM 950), or listen live online here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

FBI Whistleblower Tapes Ads Promoting 'P4T'

After September 11th, FBI Special Agent Colleen Rowley wrote a scathing letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller over what she characterized as FBI Headquarters' pre-9/11 blocking of her Minneapolis Field Office's attempts to investigate "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui, whom they had arrested the month before the attacks.

Rowley was called to testify before the Senate and later the 9/11 Commission and was named 'Time Magazine's 2002 "Person of the Year" for her efforts to bring the truth to light in this matter.

Now, Rowley has appeared in two radio ads promoting '9/11 Press For Truth'. The ads, a 60 second and 30 second version, are running on Air America AM 950 in Minnesota's Twin Cities beginning yesterday and through September 11th, in the run-up to a Minneapolis 9/11 6th anniversary screening of 'Press For Truth' to take place at the Riverview Theater (3800 42nd Ave. South) at 5:00 P.M.

The now-retired 20-year FBI Special Agent will be attending the screening and will speak for a few minutes following. Two previous screenings of 'Press For Truth' at the Riverview have sold out, so if you live in the area, be sure to arrive early!