RI filmmaker making movie on 2003 club fire
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Rhode Island filmmaker is preparing a documentary film about The Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people in 2003.
Cranston resident David Bettencourt says the documentary is to be released in time for the 10th anniversary of the fire on Feb. 20, 2013.
The 37-year-old Bettencourt says his college friend Missy Minor badly burned her arms in the blaze. Minor says she is participating in the documentary.
Another fire survivor participating in film is 44-year-old Gina Russo. Russo says she has had 54 surgeries since the fire. She had been burned on her back and head. Her fiance, Alfred Crisostomi, died in the fire.
Bettencourt says he hopes the documentary will help people heal and bring attention to efforts to build a memorial for fire victims.
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