While an NYU student in 2009, documentary teacher/filmmaker Thom Powers assigned his students to interview a documentary filmmaker… so, I cold called my favorite documentary director at the time, Marc Levin, and he graciously answered my questions. Our conversation touched on his new film Mr. Untouchable about Harlem heroin czar turned snitch Leroy “Nicky” Barnes, as well as his earlier film Mob Stories and some of the characters in it like deceased Lucchese soldier “Fat Jackie” DiNorscio, former Gambino associate turned preacher “Brother Frank” Minucci and Gambino associate turned fink Joe “Dogs” Iannuzzi. I also asked Levin about his thoughts on the then recent mistrial in the federal racketeering case against John Gotti Jr.
Connect with Marc Levin at: BlowbackProductions.com.
Some of Levin’s films touched on in the interview and related works: