In the late ‘80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title “Father of Trash Television.” Was his show a platform for the working man or an incubator for Snooki and The Situation? Ironbound Films’ ÉVOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television’s most notorious agitator. Co-director Seth Kramer stops by to talk about his insightful and entertaining look at one of television’s most polarizing personalities.
“Though this riveting doc tries to focus solely on the man, our minds can’t help wandering to the initiators he spawned, who seem to have permanently soured our national civility. A word to Messrs. Beck, Limbaugh and Imus: When even your friends say you’d make a great serial killer, it’s not a compliment.” – Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times