Three screenings of the documentary Client 9 which dissects the thicket of money, lies and rumors around former New York governor Elliot Spitzer's downfall. Q&A with director Alex Gibney after Thurs. March 24th screening (More Speakers TBA)
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer Dir. Alex Gibney, 2010, 117 min. Almost exactly three years after the fall from grace of New York governor Elliot Spitzer, the Maysles Cinema inaugurates quarterly series, True Crime New York with Alex Gibney's Client 9. This film is an in-depth look at what Spitzer himself refers to as Greek tragedy. The conspiracy to take down Spitzer, his undeniable hubris, Spitzer's take down of Wall Street and Albany. Its all here. A high level, white, starched-collar crime cornucopia. Including interviews with the scandalized, former politician as well as those he sought to destroy and, in turn, those same good men that sought to destroy him.
(Mar 22, 24, 26 at 7:30pm)
Part of the quarterly series - "True Crime New York", a meditation on the complexity of "true" crime in the rotten apple - from the Central Park Jogger Case to Giuliani Time, Bernie Goetz to Bernie Madoff. Other films in this edition include 'Dark Days' and 'Inside Job"
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