Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of 20th-century American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues--from Senator Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. The film unearths the origins of the seditious right wing's ascent, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current political world. WHERE'S MY ROY COHN? is a Sony Pictures Classics release, runs 97 minutes, is in English, and is rated PG-13.
The consensus is that Roy Cohn was a ruthless, unethical lawyer and a despicable man, though he had admirers, our current President among them. Cohn's role in the McCarthy hearings and the ascendance of the power hungry and unsavory, including John Gotti, Richard Nixon and Trump, I chronicled in Matt Tyrnauer’s doc. Armed with juicy archival material, the devil incarnate as a subject, commentators who don’t hold back, it has one helluva of a wicked tale to tell.