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Neil Barsky's first feature-length film as a director is a documentary on one of the most enigmatic politicians in New York history:  Mayor Ed Koch, who is remembered as both plucky and cowardly, a man willing to fight for what he believed in but unsure how to have a conversation about his disagreements.  Yesterday, as "Koch" was set to debut in New York, news came that the former mayor died at 88 of heart failure.  In their obituary for the mayor, The New York Times describes him by saying the late mayor is "as opinionated as a Flatbush cabby, as loud as the scrums on 42nd Street, as pugnacious as a West Side reform Democrat mother.     Indiewire chatted with Barsky yesterday, as he was headed to do Q&A's at the film's opening night screenings in New York, about his experience making the film and dealing with the man. The »

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