New Mo’ Cut: David Peoples’ lost film of Moe’s Books

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 the heydays of 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 Moskowitz, their silver-based ringleader, resurfacing from a trash heap, 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.

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Doris Moskowitz, Owner, Moe’s Books

David Peoples, Screenwriter

Kevin Laird, Artist

Harvey Stafford, Bookseller, Moe’s Books

Gibbs Chapman, Film Technician, BAMPFA

TRT: 13:30

**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





Elmwood Theater 2966 College Avenue at Ashby

7pm: VIP Kickstarter Premiere followed by Director Q and A - invitation only.
8pm: General Public 
GP Tickets: Adult $11 / Senior (62+) $8.50 / Child (11 and under) $8.50 /Students (with valid student ID) $8.50

The documentary will be followed by a digital screening of David Peoples’ found 16mm Moe film. Q and A with filmmaker Siciliana Trevino after the 7pm VIP screening.

Thanks to New Mo’ Cut sponsors: BerkeleysideLongbranch SaloonBAM/PFA Quirky Berkeley, Solano Avenue Association, North Shattuck Association,


Producer, Director, Editor Siciliana Trevino is an award-winning editor and filmmaker. Her YouTube series, #Berkeley covers the city’s quirkier trends, local events and favorite destinations.  She earned her BFA in Film/Video from CalArts. Full Bio.

4832156_300x300Director of Photography Michael Coleman is an accomplished Producer and Director whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Huffington Post, Wired Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, PBS News Hour, Gizmodo, USA Today, SPIN Magazine, and MIX Magazine.  Full Bio.

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