Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer

True Crime New York

Tuesday, March 22nd, Thursday, March 24th, Saturday, March 26th, 7:30pm

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer

Alex Gibney, 2010, 117 mins.

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.

Q&A with dir. Alex Gibney on Thursday, March 24th