20 June 2011

Firm sponsors film honoring Flight 93 hero

The Witt Law Firm is proud to announce its sponsorship and support of "With You," a film about the life of Mark Bingham that recently premiered at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco. Bingham died on September 11, 2001, as he and other passengers of United Flight 93 struggled with the terrorist hijackers that had seized control of their plane. The film weaves together home video, interviews with surviving relatives and friends, and news footage to tell the compelling story of Bingham's life, his decision to come out as a gay man, and the close relationship he shared with his mother, Alice Hoagland.

Firm founder Jesse Witt was a friend and fraternity brother of Bingham, and he spoke glowingly about the film. "I cannot say enough about this movie. It is an amazing story that no parent should miss." Witt, who attended the premiere with his wife Laura and the filmakers, noted that it received a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience, reportedly the longest in the Frameline Festival's thirty-five year history.