When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the “look of a lifetime” and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.
Taking place June 18-22, 2014, AFI DOCS is a 5-day international documentary film festival that takes place at landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region. www.afi.com/afidocs
Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney is one of the most accomplished non-fiction filmmakers working today. His 2007 film, TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, received an Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature, a Best Director nomination from the Directors Guild of America, as well as a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay. Gibney's devotion to telling this story earned not only the enduring respect of the filmmaking community but of policy makers grappling with the issue of torture and the conduct of the U.S. military during the Global War on Terror in the last decade.