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Riverside Films

Riverside Films was founded by Joseph Dorman.   His latest film, MOYNIHAN, on the brilliant statesman and senator, Daniel  Patrick Moynihan premiered theatrically in October, 2018.  His previous films include Colliding Dreams on the controversial history of Zionist described by the Los Angeles Times as “Compelling and Engrossing… a film of ideas, a film of history” and Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness named one of the 2011’s highest grossing documentaries. The New York Times called it “a rich modern history of Eastern European Jewry.” 

Mr. Dorman also wrote and directed the Peabody Award-winning documentary, Arguing the World, about eminent political writers and thinkers, Daniel Bell, Irving Howe, Irving Kristol and Nathan Glazer.  It was named one of the best films of 1998 by The New York Times and New York Magazine.  In addition, he wrote the scripts for the films, The Endurance, Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Adventure and Going Upriver, The Private War of John Kerry.



Don Quixote in Newark
Colliding Dreams
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
Arguing the World
The Endurance: Shackelton's Legendary Journey to the Antarctic
Going Upriver

Coming Soon

Don Quixote in Newark

A first feature length documentary about Dr. James Oleske, the remarkable doctor who first discovered AIDS in children in the early 1980s and led the initial battle against childhood AIDS nationally and internationally.   Brilliant doctor, social crusader, medical rebel and caring physician, Oleske is a man with lessons to teach about our present pandemic and the treatment of individuals in need. 



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