Man in Red Bandana


Man in Red Bandana

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This is a story of sacrifice, selflessness and how the actions of one man have touched and inspired others. Our film is about Welles Crowther, a 9/11 hero. Welles was tragically killed in the lobby of the South Tower when it collapsed. He stayed to help others and his heroics only became known 8 months after the tragedy due to an ordinary object ... a red bandana. The film re-traces the unique manner in which his heroics became known, as well as his last inspirational hour (his finest hour) saving others from the upper reaches of the South Tower. 

The film, then, depicts Welles' folklore stature throughout the United States including songs, artwork and babies that have been named in his honor. This legacy section leads up to the revelation of a remarkable secret about Welles that provides the perfect, inspirational ending.

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Critic Reviews for Man in Red Bandana

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (3)

  • Despite its frustratingly crude formal construction proves an equally sorrowful and stirring portrait of selflessness in the face of tragedy.

    Sep 8, 2017 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

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  • Those with the fortitude to relive the events of the morning of 9/11 should find the documentary "Man in Red Bandana" a powerful and inspiring experience.

    Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The short-subject treatment serves as a challenge that, in eighty minutes, writer-director Matthew Weiss doesn't meet.

    Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Despite some cinematic shortcomings, Man in Red Bandana is a moving and inspiring tribute to an American hero.

    Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Though Matthew J. Weiss' documentary looks and sounds pretty low-budget, is simplistic in structure, and struggles to fill out its 76 minutes, it's blessed with an amazingly powerful, moving story.

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An overdue tribute to a selfless hero who put into action his heartfelt belief that we are all here to care for one another. A must see documentary guaranteed to leave you in tears!

    Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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