'The 13th Man' documentary

Documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn interviews John Comstock, who was a Texas A&M freshman when “the Aggie Bonfire collapsed around and on top of me,” in his words.

The official trailer for the upcoming documentary The 13th Man: On November 18, 1999, a College in Texas Changed Forever is now available online and also will run before film showings at Premiere Cinemas in Bryan beginning this weekend. 

The film chronicles the bonfire collapse at Texas A&M that took 12 lives nearly 20 years ago and features bonfire survivor John Comstock. The 13th Man, directed by filmmaker Charlie Minn, will open Nov. 7 at Premiere Cinemas. Minn told The Eagle in early May that he anticipated it would have a runtime of 80-90 minutes. 

Comstock was an A&M freshman when “the Aggie Bonfire collapsed around and on top of me,” in his words. Now 38, Comstock was 19 years old in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, 1999. He nearly died multiple times after being pulled out of the debris and is often referred to as “The 13th Man,” as he was the last survivor to be pulled from the collapsed structure. 

To view the trailer, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky_tBAtYRRM.

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