San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE
Directed By: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Run Time: 90 Minutes
MPAA Rating: R
Presented with special guest Seth Kramer, one of three co-directors of the film.
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late ’80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator.
When & Where
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
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