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'Koch,' the documentary about late Mayor Ed Koch of New York City, opens Friday in South Florida

koch.inddKoch, the documentary about former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, opens Friday at O Cinema in Miami; Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale; Living Room Theaters and Regal Shadowood 16, both in Boca Raton; Regal Delray Beach, Movies of Delray, Mos Art in Lake Park.

Here's the national news release:

KOCH opened theaters in New York on February 1, 2013, Mayor Ed Koch passed away that same day.  He will be dearly missed.

Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch, who died in February at the age of 88, ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.

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