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Reel Rock Films: AKA Doc Pomus

Warner Grand Theatre
Saturday, February 7, 2015
7:30 PM



Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then as a songwriter, creating some of the greatest hits of the early rock and roll era: "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas," and a thousand others.
 
Doc used crutches and a wheelchair. He lived life fully, if not always happily or easily. AKA DOC POMUS brings to life Doc's joyous, heartbreaking, romantic, and extraordinarily eventful journey. Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, it features a cast which includes Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and B.B. King.
 
Doc's journals are read in the film by his close friend, Lou Reed. Doc Pomus is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the first white person inducted to The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. His story is one of triumph over adversity.  (1 hr. 38 min.)  Presented by Grand Vision Foundation
 
Tickets available at the door / Doors open at 7:00pm
$12 Gen / $10 Students-Seniors-Military


http://akadocpomus.com/