New Mo’ Cut: David Peoples Lost Film of Moe’s Books

Quirkeley presents a short film about a film about a bookstore.

New Mo’ Cut: David Peoples lost film of Moe’s Books chronicles the discovery of a forgotten 16mm film of infamous Berkeley bookseller, Moe Moskowitz at the opening night party for his legendary Telegraph Avenue store in 1965. Serendipity and a love of books bring together an odd lot of locals that include Moe’s daughter, and store owner, Doris Moskowitz, Kevin Laird, an artist, salvage worker and self proclaimed “yeoman of past lives”, Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Peoples (Unforgiven, 12 Monkeys, Blade Runner) and Moe, their silver-based ringleader, in top hat and coat tails. New Mo’ Cut: David Peoples lost film of Moe’s Books reminds us that beauty and value are in the eyes of the beholder and how happenstance can occur anywhere, at any time, and interconnect lives in deeply meaningful ways.

Produced, Directed and Edited by Siciliana Trevino

TRT: 13:30 / USA


  • Kevin Laird, Artist
  • Doris Moskowitz, Owner, Moe’s Books
  • Harvey Stafford, Bookseller Moe’s Books
  • Gibbs Chapman, Film Technician, BAM/PFA
  • David Peoples, Screenwriter

*Official Selection* Mill Valley Film Festival 2016

**Winner** Best Editing, Filmstock Film Fest 2015

*Official Selection* Bay Area Book Festival 2016

*Official Selection* Loft Film Festival 2015

*Official Selection* Albany Film Festival