Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

Encore: October 18, 2014

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as Ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

The film Koch, available online at PBS POV through October 22, is both an intimate portrait of an intensely private man and a chronicle of his many public struggles to transform a city on the verge of collapse.

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman spoke to director Neil Barsky about the film.


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