NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½

NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½

NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½

Using archival footage and first-hand accounts from New Yorkers, Spike Lee draws a loving connective line between New York during the 9/11 disaster and New York during the COVID-19 pandemic in this HBO miniseries.

2021USAHBO
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
23 August 2021

Episode 1

As COVID rips through NYC, ravaging Spike Lee's beloved Brooklyn at a devastating rate, New Yorkers come together to support doctors and nurses while navigating public school shutdowns. Also unfolding are the NYC demonstrations in... MORE support of Black Lives Matter as the nation contends with pent-up frustration and police violence in the wake of George Floyd's murder.

EPISODE 1.2
30 August 2021

Episode 2

After inflammatory rhetoric emboldens the January 6 insurrection, Spike hears from the New York Representatives who were in or near the U.S. Capitol Building that day. While, the nation's first vaccine recipient ... MORE provides hope.

EPISODE 1.3
6 September 2021

Episode 3

Lee recounts the construction of the World Trade Center in the 1970s and how the bombing in 1993 foreshadowed the events of September 11. Survivors and frontline workers who rushed to the scene weave a... MORE vivid picture of the attacks as they unfold, including the boat captains who ferried thousands of New Yorkers to safety from the southern tip of Manhattan.

EPISODE 1.4
13 September 2021

Episode 4

A range of interviewees reflect on 9/11, the ongoing hardships they’ve faced, and the city’s determination to emerge stronger than ever.

NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½ / Reviews

Variety

Variety

At its most effective, NYC Epicenters combines archival footage and testimonies to create an essential archive of knowledge, pain and resilience. At its most confusing... it strays into barely related sidebars - almost always related to Trump - that quickly lose sight of what makes the series most powerful.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

NYC Epicenters offers big, emotionally heightened drama, punctuated by big, openhearted humanity and humour. Even in its flaws, it’s Spike Lee at his most Spike Lee - and, perhaps ultimately, at his best.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Comprehensive and illuminating...

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