The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Oscilloscope and Showtime will partner to bring Rebirth – a documentary following ten people affected by the events of 9/11 over the course of almost ten years – to the theaters and television sets of us all.
That theater run will start in August, but there’s no word yet on how wide it will be. Showtime will air the documentary on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
After that, the film, directed by Jim Whitaker, will find a home in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero. Interestingly enough, the doc also includes time lapse footage of ground zero to show how it’s changed since the devastation of the terrible, cowardly attacks perpetrated that day.
It doesn’t feel like it’s been ten years, but I imagine it never really feels like much time has passed for things like this. It will undoubtedly be a difficult movie to sit through, considering the compelling nature of the subject matter. However, one thing stands out as particularly wise – the documentary seems to focus, instead of the emptiness of the event, on the continuation of life after it. Is that something you’ll tune in for?