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Koch at Avalon Theater, meet at 3pm

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 17th at 3:20pm for Koch at the Avalon Theatre. Look for Laine wearing a green coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989 — a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, 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 worlds most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.

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  • Chris

    Great film! I also enjoyed the social outing with the group afterward at the Greek restaurant! Thank you, Laine, for organizing the event.

    March 17, 2013

  • Jim

    Nice documentary on Koch, funny too. Great group!

    March 17, 2013

  • craig s.

    Just heard about this last night and would like to join you this afternoon.

    March 17, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Sorry to cancel -- I've been recovering from a bad cold. Would really like to attend.

    March 16, 2013

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