Alex Gibney is on a roll since he won the Oscar for his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. In 2008 he released the excellent Hunter Thompson doc Gonzo and this year he is bringing not only Casino Jack and the United States of Money to theaters in May, on April 24 his other new 2010 documentary, the currently Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and the first clip and image from the film has arrived online.
Magnolia will release Casino Jack and I will be seeing it in just a couple of weeks and the Eliot Spitzer doc is up for acquisition at Tribeca and based on Gibney’s pedigree I don’t think it will be long before it is snatched up.
The film takes an in-depth look at New York governor and ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’ Eliot Spitzer, who many believed was on his way to becoming president. Then, shockingly, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when he was caught seeing prostitutes. And as the Sheriff fell, so did the financial markets. With unique access to friends and enemies of the ex-governor, this documentary explores the hidden contours of this tale of hubris, sex, and power.
Check out the clip from Fortune just above and if you’d like a larger look at the image click here.