Where’s My Roy Cohn?

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O Cinema North Beach Fri, Oct 11 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Fri, Oct 11 8:30 PM
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O Cinema North Beach Sat, Oct 12 4:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Oct 12 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sat, Oct 12 8:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Oct 13 4:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Oct 13 6:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Sun, Oct 13 8:30 PM
O Cinema North Beach Mon, Oct 14 6:30 PM
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Description

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.

 

WHERE’S MY ROY COHN? unearths the origins of the seditious right wing’s ascent, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current political world. This shocking film exposes Cohn’s malign influence and contextualizes him as a modern Machiavelli, tracing his rise to national prominence—first as prosecutor of the Rosenbergs, then as handmaiden to Joseph McCarthy. After these twin disgraces, Cohn re-emerges as a New York power broker, mafia consigliere, white-collar criminal, and, eventually, the mentor of Trump.

 

Cohn formulated his playbook in the 50s, but it is all too familiar today: always attack; never admit blame or apologize; use favors and fear to ensure support for your objectives; expertly manipulate the media to gain advantage and destroy your opponents; lie shamelessly, invalidating the idea of truth; weaponize lawsuits; evade taxes and bills; and, most importantly, inflame the prejudices of the crowd by scapegoating defenseless people.

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