Documentary Film, "The Poet and the Con"

August 5, 2014 2:40 PM

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Documentary Film, "The Poet and the Con"

It took me seven years to make my documentary film, "The Poet and the Con", a "personal voice" autobiographical movie about my relationship with my uncle, Harvey Rosenberg, a career criminal who spent more than half of his adult life in prison for crimes as varied as armed robbery, commercial burglary, and ultimately, murder for hire.

I had never made a documentary before and during this time I became part of the International Documentary Association and its worldwide community of estimable documentary filmmakers. For most of the seven years, I never knew if I was going to finish the film, which like many documentary projects tak...

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