Running length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Admission: $10 – $14
One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.
Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare.
The title of this documentary comes from a 2017 complaint that President Donald Trump reportedly directed at his then-attorney general Jeff Sessions. In January 2018, the New York Times reported that when Trump learned that Sessions would recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation of possible Trump campaign involvement in the Russian plan to interfere with the 2016 election, Trump was furious. In the presence of many White House officials, Trump launched into a tirade in which he accused Sessions of failing to protect him, during which he asked, “Where’s my Roy Cohn?” Cohn had been one of Trump’s early mentors and had also served as his lawyer and “fixer.”