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A.K.A. Doc Pomus

(2013)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 10/4/2013 , 99min.
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April 06, 2013
mezratty
This was a five star wonderful documentary about a larger than life songwriter who I had never heard of but learned I knew and loved many of his songs. The story will leave you smiling, singing and tearful. He was a jewish boy from brroklyn with music soul from harlem who touched the lives of so many famous singers and songwirters of his time. Don't miss this!

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Time Out New York
William Hechter and Peter Miller’s documentary explores an artistic life well lived, combining interviews (Leiber & Stoller, Jimmy Scott, Ben E. King) and footage of the man at work beside kindred spirits like Dr. John, to construct a moving, un-mawkish portrait of a songwriting icon. Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
Even if you know this history already, A.K.A. Doc Pomus is vital and endearing, a celebration of a great artist, a great character, and the universality of great pop. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Expertly put together by editor Amy Linton, AKA Doc Pomus uses its wealth of material to create the sense of a man with a genius for putting undistilled emotion into his songs. Full Review
Nicolas Rapold
The New York Times
This static documentary portrait relies on the usual panning over photos and tag-team interviews, but the format, like the radio length of a song, doesn’t get in the way of its subject’s heart. Full Review
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
[A] deft assemblage of homemovies, work tapes and interviews is further invigorated by 1980s interviews with Pomus and a dynamite soundtrack of his rock ‘n’ roll perennials. Full Review

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