Man of the People
by Dolores Díaz
October 18 – November 17, 2018
Man of the People considers the incredible rise and fall of John Romulus Brinkley, an American “doctor” who grew to notoriety for selling a boost for male virility in the 1920s known as the “goat gland cure.” Bolstered to fame through his uncanny knack for radio, men sang Brinkley’s praises and women credited their children to his intervention, but one man – Dr. Morris Fishbein of the American Medical Association – dedicated his life to seeing Brinkley burn. A tale of two giants going head to head as a populace decides, Man of the People is a true story about what happens when most everyone believes they’re right.
directed by Jason Paul Smith
Featuring: Andrew Carlile, Javier Carmona, Jay Españo, Harsh J. Gagoomal, Carolyn Nelson, and Bethany Weise