Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

(2010)

Eliot Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Governor Spitzer - the paragon of rectitude - had been caught visiting high-priced call girls. As his powerful enemies gloated, his supporters questioned the timing of it all because as the Sheriff of Wall Street fell, so did the financial markets, in a cataclysm that threatened to unravel the global economy. With unique access to the escort world as well as friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor (many of whom have come forward for the first time) this film explores the hidden contours of hubris, sex, and power. From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney comes the true story of the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer – and it’s not at all what you read in the news.

15 Documentaries Eligible for ‘The 83rd Academy Awards’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for The 83rd Academy Awards. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The Documentary Branch Screening Committee viewed all the eligible documentaries for the preliminary round of voting. Documentary Branch members will now select the five nominees from among the 15 titles on the shortlist.

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