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.

Year:
2012
Length:
98 minutes
Country:
Director:
William Hechter, Peter Miller

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 Film Festival - 2019
  16. Cleveland Jewish FilmFest - 2012
  17. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  19. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  20. Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint - 2013
  21. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  22. Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  23. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  24. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  25. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  26. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  27. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  28. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2013
  29. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  30. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  31. Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  32. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  33. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  34. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  35. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  36. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  37. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  38. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  39. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2013
  40. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  41. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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