Alex Gibney is a documentary film director.
There are currently 80,000 people being held in solitary confinement across America. Many of these prisoners have been there for years or decades without any human contact. In an effort to understand what these prisoners are feeling, Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Rick Raemisch submitted himself to 20 hours of “administration segregation,” more commonly known as solitary confinement. Three Oscar-winners also took action to explore how prisoners are feeling behind bars. Documentarian Alex Gibney, narrator Susan Sarandon, and producer Robert Redford, coalesced to create “Death Row Stories.”
Filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his Oscar-shortlisted documentary, “The Armstrong Lie.” Throughout 2009, he followed Lance Armstrong on his celebrated comeback to professional cycling. The film looks at the doping revelations and how Armstrong could so effectively promote and protect such an elaborate lie.
Filmmaker Alex Gibney was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his latest film, "Mea Maxima Culpa." He also told us what he's been reading and watching -- and his rather fishy favorite comfort food!
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney talks about his new documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa,” which exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up of child abuse.
Back in 1964, some friends painted a school bus in wild colors and took a cross-country trip, hoping to take in some scenery and freak out the squares. The writer Ken Kesey and his friends the Merry Pranksters crossed the country and back again, filming themselves and their drug-fuelled exploits ...
In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters famously crossed the country in a drug and rock 'n' roll-fueled painted bus, bringing heightened meaning to the term "road trip." What’s not so famous is the footage they shot en route. Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney has turned that footage into a new movie called "Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place," and he'll tell us all about it.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney directed three documentaries in 2010 – all of which feature his signature use of popular music. He joins us to talk about linking songs with images in films like “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer."
From 1999 to 2006 he was Attorney General of the state of New York. In 2006, he won his bid for the New York governorship by one of the largest margins in state history. But in the spring of 2008, his name was best known for its involvement with prostitution. A documentary about Eliot Spitzer's meteoric career in politics, called “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” is out in limited release now.
Documentarian Alex Gibney discusses former New York governor Eliot Spitzer’s fall from grace. His film “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” looks at how Spitzer’s crusade against Wall Street corruption as Attorney General led to his rise to power as governor, and gives an account of the prostitution scandal that brought him down. “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” opens in New York Friday, November 5, at Lincoln Plaza and Angelika Film Center.
Shayana Kadidal is head lawyer ...