Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2013)



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"Out of the Clear Blue Sky" tells the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of Cantor Fitzgerald. It's a story of disaster without precedent. What do you do when everything - and almost everyone - is gone? On September 10, 2001, financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald was headquartered on the top 5 floors of the World Trade Center. With offices soaring 100 stories above downtown Manhattan, the Wall Street powerhouse was unknown to the public until tragedy struck. On September 11, 2001, 658 of their employees were missing - presumed dead - in the nation's worst terrorist attacks. Overnight, Cantor became world famous for the worst of all possible reasons. (c) Official Site
NR (adult situations)
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Out of the Clear Blue Sky

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

As in most documentaries, spliced-in reenactments are unhelpful. Still, what this movie shares is of great consequence, a moving and unlikely story in a tapestry of stories about a tragic and unlikely event.

Full Review… | September 9, 2013
Village Voice
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A complex story is compellingly told in this powerful 9/11 documentary.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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Danielle Gardner's eloquent insider documentary about the Sept. 11 destruction and subsequent rebirth of the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald.

September 5, 2013
New York Times
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[Gardner] interweaves stirring, ever-troubling9/11-related archival news footage, with personal photos and videos plus some, frankly, dispensable re-enactments.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Like every individual's story of Sept. 11, this one has hidden drama, heartbreak and renewal, adding yet another thread to the tapestry.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
New York Daily News
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A film made by and for the families of those Cantor Fitzgerald employees who lost their lives on 9/11, and for them it is by definition beautiful and striking. For everyone else, it might not quite work.

Full Review… | June 5, 2014

Audience Reviews for Out of the Clear Blue Sky

Sometimes it feels like you are watching a promotional video for CF and maybe sometimes you are, but its story worth hearing. The reenactments and slotted in visuals are perhaps too many and not needed, but overall the story is presented well. One more part of a day that has so many stories good and bad. This is a good one in the end and in a time when Wall Street is the enemy, here is a company that truly cared.

Dave JB
Dave JB

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