John Kennedy Toole: the omega point
a documentary film by Joe Sanford





"Satire is the sort of glass wherein beholders
do generally discover everybody's face
but their own."


- Jonathan Swift
JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: the omega point is a documentary film by Joe Sanford that explores the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces.  Arguably the finest attempt ever to reveal the soul of New Orleans, Dunces has been translated into 17 languages and is a cult classic in modern American literature.

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: the omega point
traces the roots of Mr. Toole's old-line, New Orleans family with a narrative woven neatly through interviews with associates of the author and scholars seeking the truth to his life story.  Representational photography, legacy format production, rare historical films, newsreels, a custom score and traditional New Orleans music combine to give the story a unique dimension, a combination that peels back the layers of the riddle that is New Orleans, the mystery that lies at the center of the author's life.

His friends wonder, the scholars speculate and the film explores.  One thing is certain in this story; in one fatal moment the world lost a great observer of mankind, a brilliant author in his prime and a writer with the potential to tell the story of the mysterious South.

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: the omega point 
is produced and mastered in full 1920x1080 High Definition, with a custom music score by Jay Weigel.