Neil Barsky, 2012
USA | English | 95 minutes
Mayor Ed Koch in person at January 13 screening! Director Neil Barsky in person at January 10 screening!
While 86-year-old former Mayor Ed Koch has been called the “quintessential New Yorker” for his combative, funny, and blunt approach to public life, he is also an intensely private person. This documentary traces Koch’s impact on public life in the city—covering issues at the center of his tenure that still resonate nationwide like race, homelessness, AIDS, and gay rights—and reveals the personal toll of being mayor of a wondrous city.