Day: May 17, 2011

My Comic Shop DocumentARy screens in NewFilmmakers: New York

Screening tomorrow at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, My Comic Shop DocumentARy tells the story of a man and his comic book store.

The documentary features the comic shop Alternate Realities of Scarsdale, New York, and examines Steve Oto’s struggles to keep the business going. The shop first opened in 1992 when Oto left the luxurious world of law for comic books. The documentary also highlights the community that the store has helped create. The documentary was made by director Anthony Desiato.

Taking what looks like a good look at the realities of running a comic book store, the documentary should be a great spotlight on an often misunderstood part of the industry. It’s not all Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, after all.

Like our award-winning documentary Dig Comics last year here in Los Angeles, the screening was arranged through NewFilmmakers Online.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 18th 6:00PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue @ 2nd Street