Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of the former Mayor Koch, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. 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.
There's an animated debate going on at the outset of Koch, Neil Barsky's fine documentary about Ed Koch, in which members of New York's City Council consider a proposal to rename the Queensboro Bridge in honor of their former, and famous, mayor. » Read more
Directed by:Neil Barsky
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