Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

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Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

USA | Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller | 2013 | 90 min

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Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late 80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following. In this acclaimed doc, friends and former colleagues address the lingering question of whether Downey was being sincere or engaging in an elaborate form of performance art.