"Client 9", Spitzergate sex worker doc, at the Gene Siskel Film Centre
"Client 9", a new documentary that I'm really excited about, is screening now at the Gene Siskel Film Centre!
Has all the ingredients for a potboiler: greed, corruption, sex, power, overweening ambition and jaw-dropping hubris.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
An anatomy of political gamesmanship at a high levelcolorful, entertaining.
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
An elegantly told New York fable about a smart, arrogant guy who made a whole lot of the wrong kind of enemies.
Andrew OHehir, Salon.com
VIP call girls and assignations for cash are just the spice in this chronicle of Eliot Spitzers catastrophic fall. CLIENT 9 is a rip-roaring political thriller exposing Machiavellian intrigues largely orchestrated out of self-interest by the mad-as-hell adversaries of the former Sheriff of Wall Street. Director Gibney (Oscar-winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and Oscar-nominated ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM) meticulously sniffs out the political connections to the atypical and strangely targeted FBI investigation of the Emperors Club prostitution ring. Spitzers political enemies speak for themselves, expressing rabid antagonism and undisguised lip-smacking satisfaction with his removal from the halls of power. Interviews with Spitzer himself provide in-depth counterpoint. 35mm. (BS)
Fri, Jan 14th at 7:45pm
Sat, Jan 15th at 5:00pm
Sun, Jan 16th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jan 17th at 7:45pm
Tue, Jan 18th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jan 19th at 7:45pm
Thu, Jan 20th at 6:00pm