Posted by Rande Iaboni on February 1, 2013 at 9:36 am
On Friday, February 1st 2013 former New York Mayor Ed Koch passed away at the age of 88. He had a long and eventful career in politics (He held 3 terms for 12 years as Mayor) as well as his post-political career (author, radio host, tv cameo actor, judge on The People’s Court). Koch was so likable and relatable to other New Yorkers because he was the quintessential New Yorker at heart. Loud, blunt, and absolutely hilarious, Koch brought new meaning to New York pride.
So in honor of his passing I would like to bring attention to a recently released documentary on the former Mayor appropriately titled “Koch.” The documentary was filmed when Koch was 87, just a year ago. The filmmaker Neil Barsky crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.
So, if you are a true New Yorker at heart, or even just a fan of great politicians, please make an effort to check out the documentary that received critical praise from The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Village Voice, and New York Magazine! See the trailer below: