A.K.A. DOC POMUS at the Vogue

Exact showtime is 7pm.

You know his songs, now hear his story...

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. 

A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey. In his later years, Doc was a mentor to generations of younger songwriters, and a fierce advocate for downtrodden rhythm and blues musicians. 

He wrote a thousand songs –including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music – but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely generous spirit. “If the music industry had a heart,” the record producer Jerry Wexler remembered, “it would be Doc Pomus.

”Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, A.K.A. DOC POMUS features interviews with Doc’s collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King. Passages from Doc’s private journals are read by his close friend, Lou Reed. Doc Pomus’ gripping life story makes for a powerful and lively film that introduces this unique American character to a new, much wider circle of admirers.


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  • Peter C.

    Thank you Lee, it was indeed a gem, and a nice theatre too. When I moved to the area I was surprised there were ANY single-screen neighborhood theatres left in SF, and there are still a few. For those who liked this movie, Dr. John's autobiography "Under a Hoodoo Moon" is a good read.

    November 6, 2013

  • Lee

    Definitely not sold out!

    November 5, 2013

  • ann

    Lee, Sorry for last minute notice, In traffic from South Bay, won't make it after all ! Enjoy!

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    cinemasf.com seems to only ask if you are child, student, or senior, and I'm none of the above. No phone # seems to get through to a human.

    One single showtime at one single theater? I'm too afraid to bus out there and it will be sold out.(?)

    November 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm leaving my RSVP as yes for now so that I can receive any responses from this meetup, but please accept that unless I can determine that I can in fact get a ticket, I will not be attending.

      November 5, 2013

    • Lee

      I don't have a ticket either... I can't imagine a Tuesday night show would be sold out, but again, I can't promise anything.

      November 5, 2013

  • Lee

    Showtime is confirmed: 7pm

    November 2, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    This is a great film!

    October 30, 2013

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