What has “Dr. Death” been up to lately? Find out Monday night as HBO premieres the next film in their documentary films summer series, titled Kevorkian.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is most known for being the doctor involved in at least 130 assisted suicides. The controversy surrounding his practice was huge in the ‘90’s and resulted in a prison sentence for the doctor. He was released in 2007 and has since run for congress. Kevorkian follows the doctor’s life post-incarceration and will give viewers a look at his mindset since serving time for acts that some would argue are merciful, while others would brand as murder.

Below is some information on the film, which airs Monday night at 9 PM on HBO and further down is a trailer.

The documentary reviews Kevorkian’s controversial, colorful career, closely following his life after his 2007 parole through a failed run for a Congressional seat in Michigan’s 9th District. The documentary reveals “Dr. Death” to be a unique renaissance man: a provocative painter, composer, quirky inventor, bad moviemaker (even he dismisses his film adaptation of Handel’s “Messiah” as “a mistake”) and even worse golfer.

In addition to Kevorkian’s musings about life, death and the future, the film includes conversations with friends, family, attorneys and journalists, revealing private details that shaped his world view. Those interviewed include: Geoffrey Fieger, the Detroit lawyer who became almost as famous as his client; renowned lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz; Ruth Holmes, Kevorkian’s archivist and jury consultant; his sister Flora Holzheimer; TV reporter Roger Weber; cellmate Dondalee McBee, who describes Kevorkian’s prison rituals; former assistant Neal Nicol; and fellow Congressional candidates Joe Knollenberg and Gary Peters.




Kevorkian premieres on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 9PM/8C on HBO.

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