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    Doc Night: KOCH

    Presented by at Alamo Drafthouse Village

    February 13, 2013


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    Doc Night: KOCH


    “Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 87-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political...


    “Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 87-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.”
    – Zeitgeist Films

    “A sweeping yet personal cinematic portrait of the ‘quintessential New Yorker.’”
    - Bob Feinberg, METROFOCUS

    “A cinematic view of former New York City mayor Ed Koch. The warts-and-all portrait of the complicated leader of a major metropolis explores both the political and the personal. ”
    - Milva DiDomizio, BOSTON GLOBE


    Alamo Drafthouse Village

    2700 West Anderson
    Austin, TX 78757

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Free for AFS Love and Premiere members
    $5 for AFS Make and Watch members and students with school ID cards
    $8 all others


    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00PM


    Phone: 512-322-0145


    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.


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