Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer doesn’t hit theaters in New York until November 5 (and Los Angeles a week later), but Comcast customers can watch it right now on Xfinity On Demand to find out the truth behind the former New York governor’s fall from grace and his war with corruption on Wall Street. Then, on Thursday, October 14, you’ll have the chance to question the film’s Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney personally about the Spitzer story when Fancast hosts a live chat with him about the film.
“I brought myself down,” Spitzer says in the film. Gibney doesn’t disagree, but he does point out that Spitzer’s “biggest mistake,” as Vanity Fair put it, “was making a series of extremely powerful enemies.” The filmmaker “never produces a smoking gun, but there are enough blunt objects coated with palm sweat to paint a rather suggestive picture,” the magazine added. The Huffington Post said the documentary “explodes the myths surrounding the case.”
From Spitzer’s affairs to his Wall Street enemies, the film documents – and gives voice – to all in a story that resonates with the great drama of a Greek myth. Gibney calls the stories that unfold during the movie “just too good,” and with no shortage of drama, power, politics, sex, greed, and ambition, this is a movie worth seeing and talking about.
Take advantage of this special event from Xfinity by seeing the film and then chatting with Gibney, who has directed many hot button documentaries, including Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Who Killed The Electric Car?, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson and Freakonomics