First Run Features to Release Documentary on Daniel Patrick “Moynihan” on April 9

On April 9, First Run Features is releasing the documentary Moynihan (DVD: $24.99). Intellectual and sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) was also a policy specialist, ambassador, and long-serving senator. In an age of rigid ideologies, he was a man who embraced the contradictions and complexity of public policy without ever despairing of the role of government in the lives of its citizens. Fifteen years after his death, as the nation sinks further into hyper-partisanship and politics has become dominated by the frenzy of social media, director Joseph Dorman’s documentary offers a timely profile of a towering figure in American politics.