Bronx Obama
City Opera HouseFri, Aug 1, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers and The Wilson Family
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Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:92 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryan Murdock
Produced by:Ryan Murdock
Cinematography:Ryan Murdock
Editing By:Mitra Bonshahi
Ryan Murdock
Craig Rinkerman
Jeremy Siefer
Louis Ortiz was an unemployed single father living in the Bronx when his fate changed for the better: after shaving off his goatee, people noticed he was a dead ringer for President Barack Obama. Capitalizing on his resemblance to the POTUS, Ortiz honed his Obama act with the help of a casting agent who manages a group of political impersonators (including Mitt Romney and a sleazy Bill Clinton), and hit the road in pursuit of an unlikely version of the American Dream. First time director Ryan Murdock follows Ortiz’s story with humor and heart, charting his transformation and the obstacles he overcomes alongside the changes taking place in America during Obama’s first two terms in office. Along the way, we discover something interesting about what it means to be someone you’re not.

Cinema Salon
The screening on 8/1 at 3 pm will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park