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Aka Doc Pomus


Followed by a discussion with director Peter Miller and co-producer Sharyn Felder

Canada/US. Dir. Peter Miller, Will Hechter. 2012, 98 mins. Digital projection. Paralyzed by polio as a child, Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, and then as one of American popular music’s greatest songwriters, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Aka Doc Pomus brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.

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