The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
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The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
The philandering, drug addicted Washington, D.C. mayor who was famously arrested in a 1990 FBI sting operation serves as the subject of this documentary examining not only Marion Berry's role as a poster boy for corruption, but his curious status as a folk hero as well. Barry's catastrophic failures were fodder for damning headlines across the country, often obscuring his role as a civil rights champion and defender of the downtrodden. Through it all, it was Barry's remarkable resiliency earned him the reputation of a phoenix-like symbol of mythic indestructibility. Forty years… More
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