Zeitgeist Films has acquired Neil Barsky’s documentary “Koch” about New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who served from 1977-1989.
It’s the first feature for Barsky, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News, and a onetime hedge fund manager. Pic is produced by Jenny Carchman and edited by Juliet Weber.
“Koch” has been set for a world premiere at the Hamptons Film Festival on Oct. 8. Koch will appear with the film for an introduction and Q&A.
Zeitgeist plans a late January theatrical release with a national rollout to follow.