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AKA Doc Pomus
Cinema Arts Centre
Huntington, NY
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AKA Doc Pomus
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented
himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged
as one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era. Doc wrote
hits such as "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This
Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las
Vegas," and dozens more hits. For most of his life
Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but
he lived more during his sixty-five years than others
could experience in several lifetimes. A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc's joyous, romantic, heartbreaking,
and extraordinarily eventful journey. He wrote a thousand songs  including some of the most
recorded songs in the history of popular music  but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely
generous spirit. Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, A.K.A. DOC POMUS features
interviews with Doc's collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne,
Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King. Passages from Doc's private journals are read
by his close friend, Lou Reed. Doc Pomus' gripping life story makes for a powerful and lively film that
introduces this unique American character to a new, much wider circle of admirers.
USA/Canda, 2012, 98 min., Color and B&W, Rated: NR, BluRay | Directors: Peter Miller and Will Hechter
| Winner of the Grand Prize at Stony Brook Film Festival
In 1990s Olympia, Washington, feminist activist Kathleen Hanna was the very girl she sang about-headstrong, self-confident, and a natural leader. A spoken word poet turned musician, she spearheaded the so-called "Riot grrrl"
movement, igniting a revolution with feminist politics and DIY 'zines that confronted sexism in the media representation of women. But Hanna, the famously outspoken icon that many looked to as a voice of third wave feminism stopped performing in 2005. This feature-length directorial debut from Sini Anderson (co-founder and Artistic Director of Sister Spit) creates a biographical documentary using 20 years of archival footage. Interviews with Hanna, Le Tigre's
Johanna Fateman and JD Samson, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, Tavi Gevinson, Hanna's
husband (and Beastie Boy) Adam Horovitz, among others, bring an intimacy to the film and to this vital, influential artist. USA, 2013, 80 min., Color, Rated: NR, Digital | Director: Sini Anderson

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Location

Cinema Arts Centre (View)
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
United States


Categories

Film > Movies
Music > Rock

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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