Best Man: Best Boy and All of Us Twenty Years Later (1997)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Illnesses & Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationships, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Feb 12, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Filmmaker Ira Wohl focuses on his mentally retarded 70-year-old cousin, Phil Wohl, for this documentary -- a sequel to the Oscar-winning documentary Best Boy, made 20 years earlier. Best Boy showed Philly living with his elderly parents. Ira Wohl employed the original crew for this follow-up and incorporates clips from the first film. With Philly's parents since deceased, he's now cared for by his sister Frances. After establishing Philly's usual daily routines, the film shows him traveling to Los Angeles on his first plane trip. Shown at the AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival.

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cousin, follow-up, independence, mental-retardation, traveling