Post a Job Join The Guild
Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
PGA East Screening: Bronx Obama + Q&A
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
 

11/20/2014
When: Thursday, November 20
7:00 PM
Where: Light Iron
580 Broadway
New York, New York  10012
United States


Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  


This event is now full.
Please add yourself to the wait list and we will try to accommodate your RSVP:



The PGA East Screening & Diversity Committees invites you and a guest to...

Lucky 8 Filmworks Presents

BRONX OBAMA

Inline image 1
Click here for official site

Followed by a conversation with Director/Producer Ryan Murdock & subject Louis Ortiz,
moderated by PGA member Tom Brown


Thursday, November 20
6:30pm - Doors open for drinks & refreshments
7:00pm - Screening begins
Light Iron
580 Broadway, 8th Floor
Btwn Prince & Houston St.

Produced by Ryan Murdock
Directed by Ryan Murdock
Starring Louis Ortiz

When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the “look of a lifetime” and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.

Filmmaker Ryan Murdock’s debut feature film has been in the making for nearly 3 years, as he intimately documented Mr. Ortiz’s transformation during Obama’s first term and the 2012 election season. Murdock has rolled out this story in multiple parts – first as a 36-minute radio piece for NPR’s This American Life, then as a short film for The New York Times. The 90-minute feature documentary reveals a host of new characters; a manager who pushes Louis hard to “become Obama,”  a seasoned “Bill Clinton” who dispenses advice, and a hard-working “Mitt Romney” who bets it all on his newfound career. Murdock captures unexpectedly hilarious moments along this Twilight-Zone-esque campaign trail while delving deep into the question of what it means to be someone you’re not.

Release Date: October 30, 2014
Running Time: 91 minutes

IF YOU ATTEND THIS SCREENING, IT IS MANDATORY TO STAY FOR THE Q&A

This invitation is non-transferable and has no cash value.
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP does not guarantee seating.
We overbook to account for cancellations and no-shows so please arrive early. 
Doors close at the scheduled start time and latecomers will not be admitted.

ABOUT THE PGABECOME A MEMBERPRODUCERS CODE OF CREDITSPGA AWARDSPRODUCED BY CONFERENCEPRODUCED BY MAGAZINE