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Koch Official Trailer #1 (2012) - NYC Mayor Documentary HD

(Neil Barsky, 2012)

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Thu, May 9, 2013 7 PM
Sat, May 11, 2013 7 PM

“Fiercely honest.… Intrigues and intoxicates like a David Mamet stage play.… A riveting portrait of a towering and polarizing man. It's also great fun!”—Asawin Suebsaeng, Mother Jones

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died in February, was ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt—in other words, the quintessential New Yorker. He ran New York from 1978 to 1989: a decade marked by near-bankruptcy, rampant crime, a municipal corruption scandal, and the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, 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. (95 mins., DCP)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.