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Sixteen Acres at Trinity on Main

On Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Trinity-on-Main will host the Connecticut premier of “16 Acres,” the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed documentary about the controversy surrounding the prime real estate of ground zero after the tragic events of September 11th. This event will also feature a Q and A session with producer Mike Marcucci following the screening of the film. Tickets are $18 for general admission, with a special rate for first responders of $12 each, they can be purchased at or by calling 860-229-2072.

16 Acres is the story of how and why this historic project was able to take shape and develop into the phase where it stands today. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions, the desire of everyone involved to “get it right,” and the politics, hubris, ego and ideology that is the bedrock of New York City. What does it say about us as New Yorkers, as Americans?

As with all great urban projects, from the Pyramids to Rome’s Coliseum to Rockefeller Center, a small group of powerful people will dictate the outcome. With inside access to the project and these key players, 16 Acres tells the story behind the headlines. Who are these men and women? What motivates them? How will their personalities shape the project? And, ultimately, will it succeed? The film also follows the dramatic rush to complete the memorial in time, and the key players as they prepare to converge on the site for the 10th anniversary.

Producer, Mike Marcucci has been filming all aspects of design, development and construction of the World Trade Center project, since 2004. He has produced videos for WTC stakeholders including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Mike’s World Trade Center work has won a number of industry awards. Mike worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years preceding his current historic project of recording the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Prior to this assignment, Mike held production positions at Troma Films, Universal Pictures, MTV, VH1 and CBS. Mike also worked for New Line Cinema, Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Center, then working in development at Merchant Ivory Productions and SL Productions.

Trinity-on-Main is located at 69 Main St in New Britain. It is central Connecticut’s premier venue for live performances, events, and rental space. Housed in an elegant former church, Trinity-on-Main is a non-profit organization committed to bringing arts and cultural events to Greater New Britain, as well as encouraging community revitalization and economic development in the city.

For more information about this event please contact the Assistant to the Media Manager for Trinity-on-Main, Nicole Thody by email or by phone 860-229-2072. For any other press inquiries about the film, please contact