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New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

January 9, 2013 - January 24, 2013

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Songwriter Doc Pomus, 1980s; Credit: Felder Family Archive
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Bob Dylan with songwriter Doc Pomus; Credit: Felder Family Archive
Doc Pomus outside Lone Star Road House, 1980s; Copyright: Ebet Roberts
Doc Pomus with his songwriting partner Dr. John (Mac Rebennack); Credit: Felder Family Archive

Opening Night!

Doc Pomus’ dramatic life is one of American music’s great untold stories. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus. He then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. Spearheaded and co-produced by his daughter Sharyn Felder and packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, this documentary features interviews with collaborators and friends including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King, as well as passages from Doc’s private journals read by his close friend Lou Reed.

Filmmakers Peter Miller, Sharyn Felder and editor Amy Linton in person at both screenings! Filmmaker Will Hechter in person at 3:15pm screening!

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Wed Jan 9: 3:15pm
Wed Jan 9: 8:45pm


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Venue
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street


New York City Premiere
OPENING NIGHT

Directors
Peter Miller & Will Hechter

Country
Canada/U.S.

Year
2012

Duration
99 min

Language
English

Genre
Documentary

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