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Neil Barsky on Sky vs Sky

Matt Sky
Activism Editor

Neil Barsky gained incredible access to the mayor, and his personal life.



Neil Barsky's film captures the iconic New York City Mayor

Ed Koch

Edward Irving Ed Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. The 6' 2" icon was born on December 12, 1924, The Bronx and died on February 1, 2013 in Manhattan. | Photo: Getty Images | Ed Koch, New York, Nyc, Mayor, Gay, Icon, Hat,

Neil Barsky's film captures the iconic New York City Mayor

Matt Sky
Activism Editor

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[Comments] Matt Sky interviews Neil Barsky, director of "Koch" - an insightful, fascinating new film about New York City's former eccentric, controversial, and beloved mayor.
Sky and Barsky discuss Koch's political career over the years, his struggles, his triumphs, his sharp-witted personality, and how people will remember him. Ed Koch passed away, just as the movie was released on Feb 1st, 2013.

Neil Barsky gained incredible access to the mayor, and his personal life, giving us an amazingly intimate look at one of America's most unique, and influential politicians. The film can be seen in theaters across the country. To find a showing near you, visit www.kochthemovie.com.

The movie has been widely praised as entertaining, balanced and insightful. Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker reviewed the film as "Skillfully directed and assembled...a very good movie'vivid, touching, and fair."

A.O. Scott of The NY Times says, "Mr. Koch...remains as contentious, as mischievous and at times as inflammatory as ever....A portrait of a complicated man in an era that is quickly fading in memory....Like Walt Whitman, another hard-to-classify embodiment of the spirit of New York, [Koch] is contradictory and multitudinous....He is charming, infuriating and sometimes coy....He can be exhausting...but he has never been boring."

More information on the film can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


Matt Sky

Matt Sky, Activism Editor: Matt Sky is a journalist, commentator, tech expert, comedic personality and performance artist. He has interviewed some of the most influential newsmakers in the world such as former President Jimmy Carter, Arianna Huffington, Russell Simmons and Larry King. He has appeared as a commentator on HuffPo Live, Sirius XM and has been a guest on a number of radio programs and podcasts. Matt’s areas of expertise include technology, public policy, foreign policy and philanthropy. Matt Sky can be... (more...)