Directed by Ryan Murdock
When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn't see himself - a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope, of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the "look of a lifetime" and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.
The strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the "look of a lifetime."
This one surprised me. It's probably just as well that I hadn't seen it earlier in Trump's 'administration.' It would have made me miss a supremely civilized man of modest means even more. I loved that Louis kept his daughter close even when he was on the road, and that the film ended focusing on their relationship.
Surprisingly warm & poignant take on a well constructed premise. Ortiz is incredibly likeable, impersonating one of the most significant figures of the 21st century.
Didn't realize how unglamorous and how much of one's identity it can take to be an impersonator. Eye opening doc.
A great documentary all around. I really felt for Louis and hope him all the best in the future. And glad he dropped working with Gold. Just because you are the boss of someone doesn't give you the right to disrespect anyone.
I was pleasantly surprised at this documentary. I really appreciated the sensitivity that this was put together with. Neither President Obama or Louis were made caricatures of which I felt was important but also endearing.