- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 27, 2013
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: Zeitgeist Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Witnesses NYC: A new film by director Neil Barsky, featuring more extraordinary 1980s archival footage plus interviews with New Yorkers-graffiti artist, Wall Street trader, crack dealer, restaurateur, peepshow employee, artist/squatter and others-who lived though the Koch years (29 min)
- Director interview by filmmaker Ondi Timoner (Dig), for BYOD: Bring Your Own Doc (35 min)
- Ed Koch Q&A at the New York Jewish Film Festival, his final public appearance (17 min)
- Original theatrical trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/01/2013
"Politicians, civic leaders and journalists who were thorns in Mr. Koch's side offer measured, even affectionate assessments of his administration, though some hard feelings persist..."
A.V. Club - 01/31/2013
"Barsky -- a former newspaper reporter -- covers Koch's story magnificently as a journalist." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly - 02/15/2013
"[T]he job consumed, defined and branded him. KOCH shows us why."
Wall Street Journal - 02/28/2013
"The film advances no theories to explain his contradictions, only a thrilling, sometimes affecting account of what he did."
Los Angeles Times - 02/28/2013
"[I]t plays like the kind of eulogy Koch would have approved -- neither fawning nor eviscerating but always compelling."
Filmmaker Neil Barsky offers a glimpse into the life of former New York City mayor Ed Koch in this documentary, which presents the story of the man who led one of the country's most prosperous cities against the backdrop of the pressing social issues that affect the entire nation.