“AKA Doc Pomus” Exclusive Screening Event
Special Featured Post Screening Q&APreeminent Music Biographer, Peter Guralnick and Sharyn Felder, Doc Pomus's daughter, who conceived and produced the film will be onstage after the film concludes!
Thursday, October 26th - 7:30pm
You Know His Hit Songs. Now Hear His Incredible Story!
“Only one man connects Elvis, Phil Spector, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ben E. King, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Dion… DOC POMUS does.”
A panel discussion with a brief opportunity for questions will follow the screening!
SEATING & GENERAL INFORMATION
All tickets bought for this event are for GENERAL ADMISSION seating.
If you need reasonable accommodation such as wheelchair accessible seating….
...please call our Box Office: 781.646.4849
Wheelchair Accessible seating is Available
Doors Will Open for Seating at least 30-Minutes prior to the start-time.
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ACCESSIBLE SEATING IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE BALCONY.
There is no elevator access to the balcony.
Requires climbing several flights of stairs.
SEAT PRICING & DISCOUNT INFORMATION
[A $3.00 Ticketing Fee will be added upon check-out at ALL Points-of-Sale]
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
Senior Discount: $3.00-OFF | Veteran/Military Discount: $5.00
The Balcony will not initially be open for seating…
The colorful cast of characters includes Ben E. King, Lou Reed, Dr. John, Phil Spector, Dion DiMucci, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
If you love stories about the music business you’ll certainly be entertained, but AKA Doc Pomus is intrinsically compelling because it charts the life of such a singular man. He was definitely one of a kind.
Jerome Solon Felder was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. 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 he 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 Dhis joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.
In his later years, he 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 hus 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.