Daniel T. Pinto


Clint Eastwood’s latest film Sully depicts the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who has been a pilot for many years, overcomes the impossible and saves all 155 passengers and four crew members, of whom include First Officer Jeffrey Skiles and three flight attendants. Although he is called a “hero,” Sully does not consider himself a hero, but rather feels like he was just doing his job. The film also chronicles the controversy surrounding the crash and how Sully was able to balance being both hopeful and positive while, at the same time, trying to stay connected with his family back home. Eastwood captures this contemporary true life story by showing us what really happened both on the day of the crash and the trial that shortly followed. After watching the film, I learned a lot of new…