"The new documentary by local filmmaker Ray Nowosielski, 9/11 Press For Truth, is one of those rare creatures in modern media: a Sept. 11 study stripped of politics and partisanship. It’s the anti-Fahrenheit 9/11. No Democrats or Republicans, just ordinary citizens of all stripes trying to find the truth.
The film is an information-dense, taut procedural about the real job of journalism and intelligence, not about Deep Throat sources and grand gestures, but sifting through staggering amounts of information to find the connections. It provides no answers, only more questions that remain largely unasked five years later. It’s an indictment of intelligence services for their failure to make the connections, the political community for failing to follow up, the media for failing to stick to the crucial stories and, implicitly, of the entire public for failing in its responsibility to hold all of the above to account, for being willing to sit down, shut up and accept the official story.
9/11 Press for Truth is showing Sept. 8-11 at Hollywood Bar & Filmworks (247 S. Meridian) with 7 p.m. screenings each night. There is an after-party on Sept. 8 beginning at 9 p.m. at Subterra Lounge (250 S. Meridian), hosted by DJ Helicon and DJ Indiana Jones and sponsored by Oranje. For more information go to www.911pressfortruth.com.