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The Promise of New York (2009)

A blogger turned stand-up comic, an obsessive political gadfly and a high-school math teacher compete against each other and arch rival incumbent Michael Bloomberg for the post of New York ... See full synopsis »

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Raul Barcelona

Writer:

Raul Barcelona
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Credited cast:
Mike Amato Mike Amato ... Himself
Michael Bloomberg ... Himself
Seth Blum Seth Blum ... Himself
Natalie Bovre Natalie Bovre ... Herself
Christopher Brodeur Christopher Brodeur ... Himself
Jessica Delfino Jessica Delfino ... Herself
Fernando Ferrer Fernando Ferrer ... Himself
C. Virginia Fields C. Virginia Fields ... Herself
Andy Horwitz Andy Horwitz ... Himself
Ed Koch ... Himself
Gifford Miller Gifford Miller ... Himself
Jarrett Murphy Jarrett Murphy ... Himself
Pat Profito Pat Profito ... Himself
Chris Riggs Chris Riggs ... Himself
Jason Trachtenburg Jason Trachtenburg ... Himself
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A blogger turned stand-up comic, an obsessive political gadfly and a high-school math teacher compete against each other and arch rival incumbent Michael Bloomberg for the post of New York City mayor. As these ordinary citizens take politics into their own hands, "The Promise of New York" explores the meaning of democracy and the identity of a city with hilarious irreverence and thought-provoking sensitivity.

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When New York breaks its promise, it's time to run!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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The Raul Productions See more »
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A new kind of documentary
30 September 2009 | by interzone28See all my reviews

Raul Barcelona directed a great film ! with "The promise of New York" A very unique and entertaining look at the mayoral race in New York City, Through the eyes of three outsiders. The film which has so many " I can't believe what i am seeing " moments in it , That you think it is fiction. BUT IT IS ALL REAL ! That is a hallmark of a great documentary! The film works on many levels 1. you really learn a lot about the electoral system of New York city and how easy it is to run for mayor in the biggest city on earth . 2.The film is a great character study of New York City eccentrics and human nature. 3.and I think most importantly the film Challenges and questions mayor Mike Bloomberg's character, is he really as nice a guy that people think ? This is the first film to take a swipe at Bloomberg "the untouchable " Bloomberg is very well liked in New York, there really no negative press about him. But when you are a Billionaire you can kill off all the negative press you want ! This film will tell you things about Bloomberg that will shock you ! Because this film reveals facts that were purposely left out of the mainstream media!. 4. The film is technically brilliant ! with great editing ,cinematography, and narrative structure. The film is never boring and is riveting at times . I would have to put this film alongside with the benchmark works of Michael Moore and Earl Morris. Will go down as a classic !


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