Local Flight 93 Documentary to Screen at Festival

Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 9:02 PM EDT
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Local Flight 93 Documentary to Screen at Festival

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Visitors embrace in front of the wall containing the 40 names of the crew and passengers of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial during a candlelight remembrance on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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A locally made documentary about the crash of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 is a finalist at an international film festival.

The Somerset Daily American reports Monday that the documentary "We Were Quiet Once'' is a finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled for Sept. 26 to 29 in Mystic, Conn.

Somerset resident 23-year-old Laura Beachy made the film, and it features three area residents: the Rev. Alphonse Masherino, who opened the Flight 93 Chapel, Terry Butler, one of the only eyewitnesses to the crash, and Rick Flick, a first responder at the scene.

Beachy started the film for a class project, but is now seeking broader distribution.

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