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5th Annual Reelabilities: NYC Disabilities Film Festival featuring AKA DOC POMUS
March 7, 2013
Bronx Library Center
AKA DOC POMUS
Dir. Peter Miller and Will Hechter
Canada /USA, 2012, 98 min, Documentary
Paralyzed by polio as a child, Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, and then as one of American popular music’s greatest songwriters, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” and “Viva Las Vegas.” AKA DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.
This film screening is part of the 5th Annual Reelabilities: NYC Disabilities Film Festival sponsored by the JCC of Manhattan.