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Last Chance: 'KOCH' at Squire Theater

Furman Film Series in Great Neck to preview documentary about former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

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At the Squire Theater in Great Neck on Thursday, the Furman Film Series will present a preview of the independent film "KOCH," followed by a question and answer session with the film's producer, Jenny Carchman.

Featured in the documentary is former New York Mayor Ed Koch who ruled the city from 1978 to 1989 during 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 the intesely private Koch, 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 chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.

Admission is $15. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

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