Master Docs Screening Series: Best Boy

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Best Boy PosterJoin us Thurs, 9/26, for a screening of Ira Wohl’s 1979 documentary Best Boy. The film tells the story of Ira’s mentally handicapped, 52-year-old cousin Philly, who still lives with his elderly parents. Soon they won’t be able to care for him. Wohl made the film to encourage his aunt and uncle to recognize that Philly needed to gain autonomy and move to an appropriate institution. Wohl doesn’t attempt to manipulate the audience, however, only to share a perspective on a difficult situation and allow them to draw their own conclusions.

It’s the next installment of the Master Docs Screening Series–where we screen the masters of documentary & discuss them afterwards.

When: Thursday, 9/26 from 6-8:30pm
Where: NW Documentary – 115 SW Ash Street, Suite 420
RSVP: Send an email to
This event is free and open to the public.

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