Filmmaker Anthony Desiato became so fascinated by the social scene at the local comic shop that he decided to make a documentary about it. “My Comic Shop DocumentARy” (SIC) explores Alternate Realities Comics in Scarsdale, NY and its owner, Steve Oto.
In 1992, one man embarked upon a journey from lawyer to comic book retailer. It has been a journey filled with accomplishment and disappointment, friendship and heartbreak…and a dream that would become a nightmare. “My Comic Shop DocumentARy” is an independent, feature-length film shining a light on the colorful community that calls one New York comic shop home.
It’s Desiato’s first full length film — you can view the trailer above. The whole thing screens this Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC (32 Second Ave. at 2nd St.). Admission is $6.
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