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Jun 02, 2009


Georgia Koch

Another great documentary film recommendation for you: Saint of 9/11 premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, it is a loving tribute to Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge: parish priest, streetwise New Yorker, recovering alcoholic, and proud homosexual who gave his life on September 11 after administering last rites to a fallen firefighter. "Saint of 9/11" traces the journey and struggles of a man whose compassion touched the world. The film is narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.

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I know the film well, as I knew Father Mychal, too, I might add. I was the Parish Council president of an Upper West Side parish where a good friend of Father Mychal's was in residence (oddly, his name was Michael). We would visit with Mychal frequently at his parish house.

Our purpose, with the GayWisdom blog is not necessarily to promote every gay-centric film, but to give notice to those that would normally not "be on the radar." "Saint of 9/11" got lots of notice (particularly here in NYC) when it came out, so we didn't think it needed any boost (if that's what it is) from us.

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