BULLY COWARD VICTIM
THE STORY OF ROY COHN
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney who prosecuted Ivy Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution in what became known as the “atomic spies” case.
Directed by Ivy Meeropol, the film examines Cohn’s life as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the late 1950s and then through the 1980s when he became a darling of the Reagan White House, a rabid anti-homosexuality activist and political mentor to Donald J. Trump before dying from AIDS in 1986.
The film draws from extensive, newly unearthed archival material, recorded at the height of Cohn’s career as a power broker in the rough and tumble world of New York City business and politics.
Director/Producer: Ivy Meeropol
Producer: Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Executive Produce: Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller
Consulting Producer: Frank Rich
Co-Producer: Marissa Ericson, Peter Manso
Cinematographer: Daniel B. Gold
Editor: Anne Alvergue, Adam Kurnitz
Music By: Nathan Halpern, Chris Ruggiero
WHERE TO WATCH
New York Film Festival: 2019 Premiere