Documentary Film: AKA Doc Pomus
01/01/0001, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
Paralyzed with polio
as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues
singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant
songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for
Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of
other 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. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations of
younger songwriters, and a fierce advocate for downtrodden rhythm and blues
musicians. Loaded with commentary from the likes of Dr. John, Lou Reed, Ben E.
King, Dion, B.B. King, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller and Gerry Goffin, AKA Doc Pomus brings to life Doc’s
joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.
Miller and Will Hechter | U.S.A. | 2013 | 99 minutes
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