The Mayor of Central Park

Dir. John Mullen (2006) 63 min.

Alberto Arroyo, “pioneer of the jogging trend” and “Mayor of Central Park”, narrates the story of a park, a city, and a 90+ year lifetime from the jogging track around the Central Park Reservoir (dedicated in his honor shortly after his passing in 2010). While battling cancer, native New Yorker John Mullen spent his time in Central Park creating this portrait of person and place, the only film he ever conceived, shot, edited and produced on his own. Two men make an imprint of their delight for everyday life and communion as they each face their own mortality with grace and humor. 

After the Movie:

Two short memorial tributes to Alberto Arroyo and John Mullen, followed by a reception in celebration of the life and work of John Mullen.

Wine generously provided by Judith Mullen.