Come From Away
"Thank you for shopping at Walmart. Would you like to come back to my house for a shower?" This is actually a generous proposition made to a passenger of one of the 38 planes diverted to and grounded for days in Gander, Newfoundland immediately after the terrorist attack on 9/11. This heartfelt, raucous musical is filled with beautifully strong voices and a foot-stomping Scots-Irish folk music beat. The film is an adaptation of the Broadway musical that demonstrates how the tiny town (with a large airport) collectively worked together to take in 7,000 travelers. These Canadians were able to manage food, lodging and toiletries for people, pets and even apes from all over the globe. Confusion, grief, solidarity and hope stream through the voices and characters and serve as a reminder that humans have more in common than we have differences. Stay through the credits to watch the band to show off on stage. "Come From Away" is on Apple+.