WTC VIEW Post 9/11 LBGT classic film starring Michael Urie Digital Release on iTunes Today
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WTC VIEW Post 9/11 LBGT classic film starring Michael Urie Digital Release on iTunes Today

10th Anniversary First-Time Digital Release

TODAY, Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Modern Family, Buyer and Cellar) stars in this classic LBGT film – Urie’s feature film debut.

On the day before 9/11, a young man living in lower Manhattan places a roommate ad in the paper.

This critically praised and captivating portrait of a young New Yorker’s search for a roommate for his apartment and genuine connection in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is getting a first time digital release on March 3, via iTunes, for its 10th anniversary.

The film, featuring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Buyer & Cellar), originally premiered in NYC at the New Festival in 2005. After that it hit the festivals circuit and had its national broadcast premiere on MTV’s Logo Channel, airing on the 5th anniversary of 9/11 in 2006. It was also released on DVD by TLA Video.

Now, after being out of circulation for a few years, the film will be available for the first time in its original HD format. It will go on sale on iTunes March 3, 2015 for purchase and rental.

“WTC View” Trailer from Brian Sloan on Vimeo.

Director Brian Sloan is thrilled to get the film out to a whole new national audience with iTunes, 10 years after its debut. “The film serves as a time capsule of a unique moment in the city’s history,” said Sloan. “Everyone knows what happened on 9/11. This film is about what happened in those days and weeks after, what life in the city was like during an extraordinary moment in New York and the nation’s history. I’m thrilled that it will now be available to millions of people who might want to learn about that time and also see the story of 9/11 from a different perspective; that of a young man struggling to survive in New York.”

The film is also unique for introducing the world to the talents of Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) who made his feature film debut in WTC View, after having performed the lead role in the original Fringe festival stage production of WTC View when it started out as a play. Urie made his memorable feature film debut in the movie and received strong critical support for his remarkable performance, launching his career as a uniquely gifted stage and film actor. Michael, who was living in New York on 9/11 and was a student at Julliard at the time, has a strong personal connection to the material because in many ways it reflected his life in the city that fall.

What is most remarkable is that 10 years after the film’s release, acts of terrorism continue to occur (witness the Paris shootings last month), and the resonant themes of the film – of healing, loss, catharsis, and the universal search for human connection – are stronger than ever.

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