Online: LONG LIVE BENJAMIN

long_live_benjaminNow available on the New York Times as part of their Op-Docs:
LONG LIVE BENJAMIN

Directors:
Jimm Lasser and Biff Butler

Premiere:
DOC NYC 2016

Select Festivals:
IDFA

About:
A poignant and funny six-part docuseries about a man and his monkey.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC, saying:
While visiting his wife’s homeland of Venezuela in 1997, noted portrait artist Allen Hirsch unexpectedly fell in love. The object of his affection? A deathly ill, orphaned newborn Capuchin monkey named Benjamin. Nursing Benjamin back to health and sneaking him into New York City, Allen would find his life – and his sense of self – forever changed by his adopted simian son.

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