In Our Son’s Name


Coolidge Corner Theatre Fri, Nov 9, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Gayla Jamison
Country:United States
Language:English and French
Running Time:64 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston


When Phyllis (née Schafer) and Orlando Rodríguez’s son, Greg, was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, their world was shattered. But instead of seeking revenge, the couple began a journey of reconciliation that transformed their lives — beginning with Phyllis forming a deep friendship with the mother of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. From speaking out against war, to publicly opposing the death penalty for Moussaoui, to meeting with inmates at Sing Sing, Phyllis and Orlando seek a path that speaks to values they shared with Greg, getting to know their son, and each other, in new ways. 


Followed by a conversation with Phyllis (née Schafer) Rodríguez, Orlando Rodríguez, and Julia Rodríguez moderated by Rabbi Barbara Penzner