Director: Neil Barskya (95 minutes, USA, 2012) / English / Documentary
Ed Koch is to the Big Apple as bagels are to lox. The three-time New York City mayor (1977-1989) is ferocious, funny, smart and blunt. He is also intensely private. Koch is a no-holds-barred, intimate portrayal of the world's most famous Jewish politician as he confronts his mortality and legacy as mayor of this most wondrous city. In candid interviews with then 88-year-old Koch, news footage, and with a journalist's eye, Neil Barsky's sweeping cinematic portrait follows Koch from his modest beginnings as the son of a Jewish furrier in the Bronx, through the turbulent decades of his brilliant political career.
Thursday, April 25, 7:15pm Screening Sponsors: Judie & Norm Weiss
Sunday, April 28, 5:15pm
The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival will run April 18-28. Film screenings April 19-28 will be held at Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic in Fairfax. The complete NVJFF schedule is posted at www.jccnvarts.org. Single tickets are $9-$11 (purchase in advance online or at-the-door starting one hour before screening). Opening night event is $39. Closing night event is $13. All-access festival pass (excluding opening and closing events) is $60.
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Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031