Muntz Library Presents United 93 on Thursday Sept. 8
The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library presents the first of its September Project Film Series. September 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, and we are featuring a film series to invite the university and community at large to remember and reflect.The first screening is the film United 93. Details are as follows:
- Date: Thursday September 8, 2011
- Time: 6:00pm
- Location: Library Room 401
United 93 is director Paul Greengrass’ real time account of the events on United Airlines Flight 93. This was one of the flights hijacked by the terrorists. In this flight, the passengers rose against the hijackers, preventing the plane from hitting its target in Washington D.C. The plane did crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Roger Ebert described it as “a masterful and heartbreaking film, and it does honor to the memory of the victims.” The film has an R rating.Our guest scholar for the evening is our very own Dr. Rachel Bzostek, who will provide some commentary and help answer questions after the screening. Dr. Bzostek’s primary area of research is in foreign policy analysis, focusing on when states use preemptive or preventive force. She teaches classes in international relations, international conflict, politics of the Middle East, and international terrorism. This event is free and open to the public. About the September Project: Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence.