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The Palace Danbury
165 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

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Join us at the Palace Danbury for the Connecticut Premiere of MAN IN RED BANDANA.

Man In Red Bandana is a documentary film about an American hero … Welles Remy Crowther. Welles spent some of the darkest hours in American history saving the lives of strangers.

On September 11, 2001, United Flight 175 struck the World Trade Center's south tower at 9:03 a.m. Welles Crowther, a 24-year-old equities trader from Nyack, NY, worked on the 104th floor. Amidst the smoke and chaos, he somehow found an escape route past the inferno below, and made three round trips up and down the stairs, carrying and leading survivors to safety.

Tragically, he died that day but his heroics became known eight months later as a result of an ordinary item … a red bandana.

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In 2014, President Obama recalled Crowther's story at the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. 

"A young man, in his 20s, strong, emerged from the smoke and, over his nose and his mouth, he wore a red handkerchief," Obama said. "He led those survivors down the stairs to safety and carried a woman on his shoulders down 17 flights, and then he went back, back up all those flights, then back down again, bringing more wounded to safety, until that moment when the tower fell." 

The film re-traces Welles’ courageous actions that fateful day, and examines the many people (family, friends and strangers) who have been inspired by Welles’ actions and the unique ways in which they have honored him. A portion of the profits from the film will be donated to the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.

The film is the debut effort of writer, director and producer Matthew J. Weiss. He first learned of Welles’ remarkable story over lunch with Jefferson Crowther, Welles’ father. Matthew Weiss was amazed and inspired. He quickly decided that everyone should hear this story and obtained the Crowther’s permission and blessing to make Man In Red Bandana.

Welles' parents, Alison & Jeff Crowther, will be attending this screening, as well as one of the people he heroically saved.


General Admission/All Seats $15

Questions? Call our Box Office at 203-794-9944

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