Man In Red Bandana To Close The Prestigious Buffalo Niagara Intl Film Festival

On the evening of Sept 29, 2018, "Man In Red Bandana" will be the main closing film at the Buffalo Niagara Intl Film Festival.  This biographical documentary film will be screened at the historic Riviera Theater.  The Riviera Theatre is listed on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places and is a 1,140 seat entertainment venue in North Tonawanda, New York

This screening will be followed by the BNIFF closing festivities and awards gala.  Alison and Jeff Crowther are scheduled to attend.  It will also more than likely be attended by at least 2 (or more) Academy Award Recipients. 


Where Can I See "Man In Red Bandana"?

Below is a list of the theaters in 20 states (40 locations) that is screening Man In Red Bandana.  Don't miss the unique opportunity to see this extraordinary film on the big screen with huge sound.  Most of these theaters are currently pre-selling tickets.  Some of the theaters require a minimum number of pre-sales in order to show the film.

Please support this project, sharing Welles' story and the release of this film by getting your advanced tickets early and encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to purchase their tickets too.


Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 W. State Route 89A, Suite A3
Sedona, AZ 86336
Sept 10, 2017, at 4p and 7p


Napa Valley Intl Film Festival
Napa Valley, CA
Nov 9, at 10 a - Uptown Theater, Napa
Nov 11, at 2p - Yountville, Lincoln Theater

Coronado Island Film Festival
Coronado Island, CA, Nov 9-12

Laemmle’s Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90211
Sept 8-14, 2017 at 12:00, 2:50, 5:00 & 9:55

Cameo Cinema
1340 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
Sept 10, 2017, at 5:45 pm

Reading Cinemas Town Sq. 14
San Diego, CA, Nov 9
4665 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA
Nov 9, 2017, at 5:30 pm


AMC Flatiron Crossing 14
61 W Flatiron Crossing Drive
Broomfield, CO, United States, 80021
Sept 11, 2017, at 7:30 pm


Palace Danbury Theater
DaSilva Palace
288 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Sept 8, 2017, at 8 p*
*Alison and Jeff Crowther scheduled to appear

Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas
86 Temple St,
New Haven, CT,  06510
9/08 at 11:20p & 7:00 p
9/09 at 11:20p & 7:00 p
9/10 at 11:20p & 7:00 p
9/11 at 12:05p & 7:20 p
9/12 at 12:05p & 7:20 p
9/13 at 12:05p & 7:20 p
9/14 at 12:05p & 7:20 p


Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale*   
503 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
9/13: 6 pm*
9/14: 6 pm* & 8 pm*
*Writer/Director Matthew Weiss post-screening Q&A

Cinema Paradiso
503 SE 6th Street
2008 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020
9/23, at 2:3pm
9/24 at 3:45 pm

Rialto 8
The Villages
1105 Alonzo Avenue
Lady Lake, FL 32159
10/5, 6:30 pm

Cobb Theatre - Countryside 12
27001 US HWY 19N #2100
Clearwater, FL 33761
Sept 30 & Oct 1, Times TBD


The Davis Theater
4614 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
9/08 at 7p
9/09 at 4:45p and 7p
9/10 at 4:45p and 7p
9/11 at 7p
9/12 at 7p
9/13 at 7p
9/14 at 7p

Tivoli Theater
5021 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
Sept 11, 2017, at 7p

AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14
9201 63rd St.
Hodgkins, IL 60525
Sept 12, at 7:30p

Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue 61820
Champaign, IL
Oct 20, at 7 pm


Louise C. Murdock Theatre
536 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67214
Sept 15, at 7:30 pm


Nickelodeon Cinemas
1 Temple Street
Portland, ME 04101
Sept 11, 2017, at 7p


Landmark Embassy
16 Pine Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Sept 25, 2017, at 7p

Patriot Cinemas
Hingham Shipyard
25 Shipyard Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
Sept 11, 2017, at 7p

Patriot Cinemas
Hanover Mall
1775 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
Sept 10, 2017, at 7p


Kerasotes ShowPlace ICON at The West End
1625 West End Blvd
St Louis Park, MN 55416
Sept 12, 2017, at 7:30p


Rodeo Theater
171 S 8th Avenue
Burwell, NE 68823
Sept 11, 2017, at 7p


Cinemagic Portsmouth
2454 Lafayette Road, U.S. Route 1
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Oct 12, 2017, at 6:30p


New Vision Cranford Theater
25 North Ave W
Cranford, NJ 07016
9/08 at 5p, 7:30p, 9:50p
9/09 at 12p, 2:30p, 5p, 7:30p, 9:50p
9/10 at 12p, 2:30p, 5p, 7:30p
9/11 at 7:25p
9/12 at 5p, 7:30p
9/13 at 7:25p
9/14 at 7:25p


Art Is Alive Film Festival
Producers Club Theaters & Bar
358 West 44th Street
New York, New York
Oct 27, at 12pm

Showcase Linden Boulevard Multiplex Cinemas
2784 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11208
9/08 at 3p, 5p, 7p, 9p, 11p
9/09 at 3p, 5p, 7p, 9p, 11p
9/10 at 1p, 3p, 5p, 7p
9/11 at 12:05p, 2:05p, 7:00p, 9:00p
9/12 at 12:05p, 2:05p, 7:00p, 9:00p
9/13 at 12:05p, 2:05p, 7:00p, 9:00p
9/14 at 12:05p, 2:05p, 7:00p, 9:00p

Lafayette Theater – World Premiere (SOLD OUT)
97 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901
Sept 6, 2017, at 7:30p*
*Alison and Jeff Crowther, and Writer/Director Matthew Weiss
 scheduled to appear

Bow Tie Cinemas Fine Arts
202 S Main Street
New City, NY 10956
9/08 at 7:20 pm
9/09 at 11:40 am & 7:20 pm
9/10 at 11:40 am & 7:20 pm
9/11 at 7:20 pm
9/12 at 7:20 pm
9/13 at 7:20 pm
9/14 at 7:20 pm
9/15 at 7:20 pm
9/16 at 11:40 am & 7:20 pm
9/17 at 11:40 am & 7:20 pm
9/18 at 7:20 pm
9/19 at 7:20 pm
9/20 at 7:20 pm
9/21 at 7:20 pm

Burns Film Center*
364 Manville Rd.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Sept 13, 2017, at 7:30p
*Alison and Jeff Crowther confirmed to introduce film

Bellmore Playhouse
525 Bedford Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
9/08 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/09 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/10 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/11 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/12 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/13 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/14 at 1:30p & 7:00 p

AMC Loews 19th Street, East 6
890 Broadway
New York, New York 10001
Sept 7, at 7:30p* 
Sept 11, at 5:30p 
*Alison and Jeff Crowther scheduled to appear

AMC Loews Palisades Center 21 - SOLD OUT
4403 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994
Sept 28, 2017, at 7:30p*
*Alison and Jeff Crowther scheduled to appear
Seats still available at Bow Tie Cinemas Fine Arts in New City

JJ Elwood Cinemas
1950 Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY 11731
9/08 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/09 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/10 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/11 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/12 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/13 at 1:30p & 7:00 p
9/14 at 1:30p & 7:00 p

Valley Cinemas
20 Albany Street
Little Falls, NY 13365
9/08 at 7:00p & 9:00p
9/09 at 2:00p, 7:00p & 9:00p
9/10 at 2:00p & 7:00 p
9/11 at 7:00 p
9/12 at 7:00 p
9/13 at 7:00 p
9/14 at 7:00 p


YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
37 W. Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sept 13, 2017, at 7p

AMC Loews Webster 12
2190 Empire Boulevard
Webster, NY 14580
Sept 14, 2017 at 6:30p

432 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Sept 9, 2017, at 7 p
Sept 10, 2017, at 2 p


AMC Park Place 16 (SOLD OUT)
9525 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
Sept 13, 2017, at 6:30p


Circle Cinema
10 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74104
Sept 11, 2017, at 7 p


Showcase Providence
Providence Place Mall
Providence, RI 02903
9/07 at 7:30p
9/08 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p, 12a
9/09 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p, 12a
9/10 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p
9/11 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p
9/12 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p
9/13 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p
9/14 at 12:30p, 3p, 7p, 10p
9/15 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p, 12:15a
9/16 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p, 12:15a
9/17 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p
9/18 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p
9/19 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p
9/20 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p
9/21 at 12:30p, 3:05p, 7p, 10:15p


Camelot Theater – Greenville
48 E Antrim Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Sept 14, 2017, at 6:30p


Waco Hippodrome Theatre
724 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX, 76701
Sept 11, at 7 pm (FREE EVENT)


Megaplex Salt Lake City at The Gateway
165 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Sept 8-21
9/15 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/16 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/17 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/18 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/19 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/20 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p
9/21 at 11:35a, 2:40p, 5, 7:20p, 9:50p

Megaplex 17 At Thanksgiving Place
2935 Thanksgiving Way 84043
Lehi, UT 84043
Sept 8-21
9/15 at 3:30p, 6p, 8:10p, 10:20p
9/16 at 1p, 3:30p, 8:10p, 10:20p
9/17 at 12:30p, 4:45p, 7p, 9:10p
9/18 at 1p, 3:30p, 6:40p, 9:10p
9/19 at 1p, 3:30p, 6:00p, 8:10p
9/20 at 12:30p, 4:45p, 7p, 9:10p
9/21 at 1p, 3:30p, 6:40p, 9:10p


The Casella Theater
Castleton University
62 Alumni Drive
Castleton, VT
2/15/18 at 7 pm


AMC Potomac Mills 18 & IMAX
2700 Potomac Mills Cir Suite 886
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Sept 14, 2017, at 7:30p


Liberty Theatre - Camas
315 NE 4th Ave
Camas, WA 98607
Sept 10, 2017, at 2:30 pm
Sept 11, 2017, at 8 pm


Inspiration Studios
1500 S 73rd St
West Allis, WI 53214
Sept 28, at 8p

Tickets Now On Sale For World Premiere

After 6 years of dedicated work, we are proud to announce that the World Premiere of "Man In Red Bandana" will be held on September 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm, at the historic Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY. Click the below link to obtain tickets (while supplies last) to see the most comprehensive depiction of the life of an extraordinary hero Welles Remy Crowther. 

In gratitude for your support and patience, fans of this page can use the password "Rockland" to obtain a discount for each ticket. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to attend this very special event.

People Magazine Partners With American Hero Channel Re The Red Bandanna Award

People Magazine is partnering with American Hero Channel to participate in the latter's annual Red Bandanna Award.  This award is given to one American who personifies the values of the man in the red bandana, Welles Crowther.  The May 8, 2017 issue has a great article about Welles called "9/11 Hero Welles Crowther, ‘the Man in the Red Bandana,’ Still Inspires Others to Do Good"  (page 73) as well as an Editor's Letter about Welles (page 6).

RDZ Productions, LLC Teams Up With Verdi Productions and Manga Entertainment Team up with

RDZ Productions, LLC announced today that it has teamed up with Verdi Productions and Manga Entertainment on the documentary, Man in Red Bandana.

The film is written and directed by Matthew J. Weiss with Chad A. Verdi and Joshua Sason signed on as producers. Gwyneth Paltrow is set to narrate, with Michelle Verdi exec-producing and Lyle Lovett performing an original song.

Man in Red Bandana tells the incredible story of Welles Crowther, a 24-year old civilian who gave his life saving others in the South Tower of the World Trade Center.  His heroics included carrying a woman on his shoulder down 17 flights of stairs.  His bravery and courage only came to light eight months later due to an ordinary object ...  a red bandana.  Through interviews, archive footage, re-creations and animation, the film depicts Welles' story in an engaging and educational manner.  The ending depicts the diverse ways that Welles is honored throughout the United States leading to the revelation of a secret about Welles that can only be described as beautifully inspirational.

Verdi stated, "This is a story that must be told and is for the world to see. My wife Michelle and I currently have four other projects on the books for 2017 but this is now first in line. It's way too important of a story to sit any longer. Verdi added, “We plan to pitch the story while in Toronto this weekend attending the Canadian premier of our passion project, Bleed for This. We expect a release date in early 2017."

Joshua Sason stated, "As a lifelong New Yorker, there is no single day of my life that brings back more emotion and vivid memories than September 11, 2001. Amidst the chaos, dread and sadness, there existed saint-like beings that put others before themselves. Welles' story and how it has achieved folklore-like status throughout the United States is one of hope and selflessness that instills faith in the human spirit. I'm truly proud to be a part of this incredible project and to help deliver this inspirational story to viewers."

Matthew J. Weiss said, "One of the greatest honors of my life is telling Welles' inspirational story.  He was such an extraordinary individual who has touched so many throughout the United States.  The film is unique because, despite being a tearjerker, the ending is uplifting.  You learn of the widespread and diverse legacy that Welles created, all of which sets up the revelation of a secret about Welles that can only be described as perfect.  Viewers will be glad that they took this amazing and cathartic journey."

Verdi and Sason will donate all net profits to Welles Remy Crowther Trust

Man in Red Bandana on IMDB

Verdi Productions

Verdi Productions is a fully-funded film production company located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with additional satellite offices in Edgartown, Massachusetts, New York City and Los Angeles. The company pursues all aspects of filmmaking - carrying projects from concept through postproduction.

Verdi Productions is redefining how films are made on the East Coast. Unlike other film productions that come to the Northeast, Verdi is establishing itself as a fixture in the Rhode Island community. Verdi Productions does not operate on a project-to-project basis, but instead functions like a west coast studio, with established offices, full time employees, and a continuous stream of product.

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