Best of 2019: Where's My Roy Cohn?


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Dec 12, 2019 4:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Dec 17, 2019 9:15 PM
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Runtime:97 min
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Matt Tyrnauer


The notorious Roy Cohn rose to infamy as Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, becoming one of the most hated villains of his time. With an affinity for the limelight, Cohn was a perennial media figure whose reputation only grew throughout his career as a political fixer, and eventually as Donald Trump’s personal lawyer—a chapter in his story that gets the spotlight in the latest from director Matt Tyrnauer (Citizen Jane, Scotty, Studio 54). This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped America’s current political nightmare.

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Best of 2019: Here’s your last chance to see the 12 docs that kept us buzzing all year – we’re capping off the year with trailblazing musicians, seedy politics, true crime, a trashy magazine, and more.

Nominated - Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2019

“Thorough portrait of a ruthless real-life villain.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Brash and relentless, much like the man himself.” – The Globe and Mail