A.K.A. Doc Pomus

Poster for A.K.A. Doc Pomus

Doc Pomus 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 as a songwriter, creating some of the greatest hits of the early rock and roll era: "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas," and a thousand others. Doc used crutches and a wheelchair. He lived life fully, if not always happily or easily. A.K.A. DOC POMUS brings to life Doc's joyous, heartbreaking, romantic, and extraordinarily eventful journey. Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, it features a cast which includes Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and B.B. King. As well, Doc's journals are read in the film by his close friend, Lou Reed. Doc Pomus is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the first white person inducted to The Rhythm and Blues Hall Of Fame. His story is one of triumph over adversity.

Shown at

  1. 12nd Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 12th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Ann Arbor) - 2013
  3. 15th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2013
  4. 17th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. 20th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  7. 21st Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  8. 9th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  9. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  10. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  11. Baltimore CineFest - 2012
  12. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  13. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  14. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  15. Cleveland Jewish FilmFest - 2012
  16. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  17. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  18. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  19. Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint - 2013
  20. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  21. Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  22. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  23. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  24. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  25. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  26. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  27. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2013
  28. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  29. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  30. Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  31. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  32. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  33. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  34. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  35. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  36. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  37. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  38. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2013
  39. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  40. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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