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He was prepared to die in that booth . . . but he wasn't ready to say goodbye.
Spinning out of the world of My Comic Shop DocumentARy comes director Anthony Desiato's award-winning (Best Documentary, Phoenix Comicon Film Festival) 2014 follow-up short: BY SPOON! THE JAY MEISEL STORY.
Bombastic, cranky, and irreverent, Jay Meisel operated a booth at New York's Empire State Flea Market for almost four decades. In his cramped and cluttered retail space, the comic book vendor decried a lack of taste and class in modern society, attributed his dwindling revenue to a rising "Latin" population, and berated his customers with a gruffness that belied his kind interior.
Jay often said he planned to die in his booth. Instead, when management announced that the flea market was closing its doors for good, Jay faced the far more challenging task of boxing up a life's work. By Spoon! The Jay Meisel Story documents Jay's final days at his weekend home of 35 years.
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