LONG LIVE BENJAMIN

Expected to Attend: Jimm Lasser, Biff Butler; producer Kathleen Lingo, Jason Sterman; subject Allen Hirsch

WORLD PREMIERE While visiting his wife’s homeland of Venezuela in 1997, noted portrait artist Allen Hirsch unexpectedly fell in love. The object of his affection? A deathly ill, orphaned newborn Capuchin monkey named Benjamin. Nursing Benjamin back to health and sneaking him into New York City, Allen would find his life – and his sense of self – forever changed by his adopted simian son. DOC NYC will present all six episodes of this poignant and funny New York Times Op-Docs series.

Section:

Wild Life

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Director: Jimm Lasser, Biff Butler
Producer: Jimm Lasser, Biff Butler
Cinematographer: Jimm Lasser
Editor: Biff Butler, Neil Meiklejohn, Alyssa Oh
Music: Alison Ables
Running Time: 64
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2016