Patchogue documentary to be followed by Q&A

September 16, 2013 by  

The documentary film ‘Evocateur: the Morton Downey Jr. Movie’, will enable guests to hear a discussion and ask questions of film director Jeremy Newberger after seeing the docu-film themselves. Flyer printing and other printing services may have been used to promote this event to people in Patchogue and the surrounding counties.

Newberger will be on hand to discuss his film, which is based on the networks built on popular personalities before the reality genre became celebrated on television. This film is based on the well-known, if opinion-dividing, talk show personality Morton Downey Jr. who appeared in the 1980s and altered the accepted talk show format by turning issues into a debate pit, hence becoming known as the ‘Father of Trash TV’.

This documentary film dissects the motivation and the mind of the agitator, and asks the question of whether the show gave working men their five minutes of fame, or was just an unwelcome celebration of ill-mannered behavior. Created through Ironbound Films, it is intended to open the mind to several questions about this period of television history.

Admission is $13 per person and $10 for students with ID. The film, and the Q&A session that follows it, can be attended on Thursday, September 19 starting at 7:30pm at The Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center located at 20 Terry Street in Patchogue, New York. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about this event, please visit the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center website or call the box office at 631-438-0083.