THIS EVENT HAS ENDED
Wed August 28, 2013

Evocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie

SEE EVENT DETAILS
The Morton Downey, Jr. Show was only on the air for twenty-three months, but those twenty-three months saw its host’s notoriety skyrocket and plummet like a supernova made of garbage and bile.

The entitled son of a famous crooner, Morton Downey, Jr. spent much of the second half of the twentieth century drifting from (and quickly flaming out of) careers like poet, songwriter, anti-abortion activist and radio DJ. But it was in a crummy TV studio in New Jersey where he found his true calling as a loud-mouthed faux-populist everyman who spoke the truths the liberal media wouldn’t.

And then it all came crashing down, but he managed to drag popular culture with him.

EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY, JR. MOVIE is a hilarious, fascinating and sometimes infuriating snapshot of the moment when TV tipped over into the toilet. It features interviews with Sally Jesse Raphael, Pat Buchanan, Alan Dershowitz, Richard Bey and Curtis Silwa. Reverend Al Sharpton refused to be interviewed for the movie, but there is a lot of between-commercials footage of him. Chris Elliot thoughtfully recites Mr. Downey’s poetry
The Morton Downey, Jr. Show was only on the air for twenty-three months, but those twenty-three months saw its host’s notoriety skyrocket and plummet like a supernova made of garbage and bile.

The entitled son of a famous crooner, Morton Downey, Jr. spent much of the second half of the twentieth century drifting from (and quickly flaming out of) careers like poet, songwriter, anti-abortion activist and radio DJ. But it was in a crummy TV studio in New Jersey where he found his true calling as a loud-mouthed faux-populist everyman who spoke the truths the liberal media wouldn’t.

And then it all came crashing down, but he managed to drag popular culture with him.

EVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY, JR. MOVIE is a hilarious, fascinating and sometimes infuriating snapshot of the moment when TV tipped over into the toilet. It features interviews with Sally Jesse Raphael, Pat Buchanan, Alan Dershowitz, Richard Bey and Curtis Silwa. Reverend Al Sharpton refused to be interviewed for the movie, but there is a lot of between-commercials footage of him. Chris Elliot thoughtfully recites Mr. Downey’s poetry
read more
show less
   
EDIT OWNER
Owned by
{{eventOwner.email_address || eventOwner.displayName}}
New Owner

Update

EDIT EDIT
Date/Times:
Roxie Theater 1 Upcoming Events
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA EVENTS CALENDAR

TODAY
27
SATURDAY
28
SUNDAY
29
MONDAY
1
The Best Events
Every Week in Your Inbox

Thank you for subscribing!

Edit Event Details

I am the event organizer



Your suggestion is required.



Your email is required.
Not valid email!

    Cancel
Great suggestion! We'll be in touch.

Success!

Your event is now LIVE on SF STATION

COPY LINK TO SHARE Copied

or share on


See my event listing


Looking for more visibility? Reach more people with our marketing services