Arts, Dining & Entertainment
February 14, 2018

Castleton men’s lacrosse to co-sponsor Vermont premier of documentary

2.15-Man in Red Bandana at Castleton-Courtesy of Castleton University

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.—CASTLETON—The Castleton University men’s lacrosse team, along with the Doug Mackenzie Lacrosse Fund, is proud to sponsor the Vermont premiere of the documentary film “Man in Red Bandana” on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Casella Theater.

The film chronicles the actions of Welles Remy Crowther, a former lacrosse player at Boston College who worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower within the World Trade Center in New York City. On Sept. 11, 2001, Crowther saved many lives after the terrorist attacks on the buildings before losing his own life.

Several months later, the discovery of his red bandana led those who knew him, as well as those who encountered him on that fateful day, to credit Crowther with numerous heroic acts. ESPN soon put together a feature story on Crowther’s actions, which is played every year on September 11. In addition, Boston College dedicates one home football game every season to his memory.

Now, with permission from his family, a full-length documentary has been created about Crowther, written and directed by Matthew Weiss. Gwyneth Paltrow serves as the film’s narrator, and Lyle Lovett performs an original song produced specifically for the film.

Along with the Spartan men’s lacrosse team, the Doug Mackenzie Lacrosse Fund is sponsoring the free showing of this film, its first playing within the state of Vermont. The fund is a recognized 501(c)3 charity established in 2013 by the friends of Doug Mackenzie after his untimely death in 2013. So far, the fund has donated more than $25,000 to the Castleton men’s lacrosse team.

For more information about the film, including a trailer, visit maninredbandana.com. Castleton University is located at 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton.

Photo Courtesy of Castleton University
“Man in Red Bandana” is about Welles Remy Crowther, who selflessly helped to save many lives in the 9-11 attack onthe World Trade Center, before losing his own life.

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