CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO: Q & A with co-directors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, and Karlyn Michelson (recorded January 29, 2014)
CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO IN 3-D
$7.50 Member $13.00 Regular
CO-DIRECTED BY ROBERT BERGER, PATRICK DANIELS, AND KARLYN MICHELSON
When you board an airplane, you put your life in the hands of the pilot and co-pilot. What happens in the cockpit when these professionals are faced with impending disaster? CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO (code for “cockpit voice recorder”) dramatizes actual black box recordings of six harrowing airline emergencies, using the sparest of elements to foreground the unabashedly heroic professionalism of these unsung men and women. Adapted from a critically-acclaimed theatrical production, the movie – shot and projected in 3-D – puts you in the cockpit as they do everything possible to land under near-impossible circumstances: a plane that can only make right turns; blown engines due to bird strikes; or failed hydraulics, resulting from maintenance negligence.
USA • 2012 • 80 MINS.
“One of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Immediate and vital. Shows us how much of life’s weight and meaning can be packed into one second of thought or action; it’s a work of shivery intimacy. (The film) treads respectfully, with a sense of honor and discretion… Really more about life and how much nerve it takes to keep us clumsy, wingless humans up in the sky.”
– Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
“Pulse-quickening You Are There stuff, and its 3-D is perfect for rending the claustrophobic quarters.”
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“For 80 minutes, the movie keeps you in something like suspended animation, waiting to exhale. You’ve never seen anything like it.”
– Scott Foundas, Village Voice