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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie


World Premiere

USA | 90 MINUTES | English |


Morton Downey Jr. was a chain-smoking showman, extremist, and master of provocation with the smile of a movie star and the mouth of a sailor. He was a son of a crooner and a sonofabitch whose friends in high places did not make him nearly as famous as his friends in low. Evocateur pays tribute to Downey Jr.'s legacy by showing that, while his act may have been all fistfights and F-bombs, there were deeper layers to both Mort and his show. He had a calculated plan for a new entertainment, and his politics—whether staunch beliefs or make-believe—were the driving vehicle.

Providing just the right balance of behind-the-scenes access, historical context, archival footage from Mort's glory days, and interviews with those whose path he crossed (either directly or indirectly), Evocateur remains admirably objective and stays on course to deliver an inside look into the polarizing man who people loved and loved to hate… allowing Mort to entertain us one more time, for better or worse.


Directed by Jeremy Newberger, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer, and Daniel Miller

Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger are Ironbound Films, which crafts documentaries for theaters, television, and the web. Their film The New Recruits, narrated by Rainn Wilson, aired on PBS, and The Linguists premiered at Sundance before airing on PBS. Both were nominated for an Emmy.
Executive Producer
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Additional Music by
Peter Rundquist
Associate Producer
Graham Wright
Primary Cast
Herman Cain, Pat Buchanan, Chris Elliott, Gloria Allred, Sally Jessy Raphael, Alan Dershowitz
Daniel A. Miller
Music by
Marc Ribot
Director of Photography
Ken Fuhr, Roger T. Grange, III, Seth Kramer, Richard Patterson, Chad Wilson, Ben Wolf
Production Designer
Jeremy Newberger
Seth Kramer
Distribution Advisor
Josh Braun
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Animation Director
Murray John
Additional Animation
Stefan Nadelman


Technical Contact
Seth Kramer
Ironbound Films, Inc.
PO Box 441 Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: 845 4243 700