The University of Richmond’s Film Studies program is hosting a screening of “September Morning,” a film about 9/11 directed by Ryan Frost, a 2005 UR alum.

The screening will be held Sept. 11, 7 p.m., at the Byrd Theatre located in Richmond’s Carytown. It is free and open to the public. A discussion with Frost will follow the screening.

Frost’s directorial debut, “September Morning” follows five college freshmen in the aftermath of 9/11. Frost majored in history at Richmond, and took “Introduction to Film Studies” course his senior year with Peter Lurie, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Film Studies program.

“Ryan’s film explores coming to terms with innocence lost in the wake of 9/11,” said Lurie, who is helping organize the screening. “It’s a little bit of history, drama and comedy all rolled into a poignant film still very much relevant 16 years later.”

The Film Studies program is partnering with the Department of History and American Studies program to host this event.


“September Morning” is being distributed by Candy Factory Films and is slated for a limited theatrical release to coincide with the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. For more information, visit:

Associate Professor of English
Coordinator, Film Studies Program