Film Screening: "AKA Doc Pomus"
May 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Family JCC
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Doc Pomus’ tale is one of music’s great untold stories.
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself as a blues singer, going by the name Doc Pomus, and emerged as one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits.
Doc’s tale of disability and possibility is told through incomparable music, rare archival footage, and interviews with collaborators and friends including Dr. John, Ben E King, Joan Osborne, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, along with Lou Reed, who reads from Doc’s private journals.