Watch SHS '92 grad Jon Stahl's feature documentary, JACOB, about fellow '92 grad, the uber-prolific Jacob M. Appel, on the big screen as part of the NewFilmmakers NY series on Wednesday, April 24th at 8:30 p.m. at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street). Q&A to follow the screening.
Meet America's most accomplished, least known citizen. Scarsdale's own Jacob M. Appel (SHS '92) is many things to many people: he's a faithful friend and son. He's a many-degreed lover of learning. He's a career chameleon.
Here's a rundown of Jacob's many jobs and accomplishments: he is an emergency room psychiatrist, a Harvard-educated lawyer, a radical-thinking bioethicist, a multiple Ivy League educated college professor, a licensed New York City tour guide, a poet, a prolific playwright and an award-winning novelist. He is also a loyal and giving friend.
In this charming, award-winning documentary, you'll meet Jacob and see and hear about the many reasons that make him the most unique person known to everyone who knows him.
You've never heard of Jacob M. Appel before. You'll never forget his name after hearing his story.
Winner: Best Documentary Feature 2019 Greenpoint Film Festival
Official selection: 2019 NewFilmmakers NY, 2019 Raindance Film Festival