A film by Neil Barsky
Starring Ed Koch, Michael Bloomberg, Calvin O. Butts III

Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker.

Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Ed 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.


Technical Information

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Country of Production
Running Time
100 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
Sunday, Mar 17, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm · 1:15pm
Saturday, Mar 16, 2013
7:20pm · 5:00pm · 1:15pm
Friday, Mar 15, 2013
7:20pm · 3:30pm

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