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Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney is a documentary film director.

Alex Gibney appears in the following:

Time to Rethink Solitary Confinement & Death Row?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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.”

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Alex Gibney on "The Armstrong Lie"

Monday, December 30, 2013

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.

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Guest Picks: Alex Gibney

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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!

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Abuse and the Catholic Church

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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.

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In recent years, the Catholic Church has faced countless accusations of child abuse, cover ups and institutional secrets. The cases number in the thousands. And all of them are horrific. But one of the most shocking took place in Milwaulkee. It involved a priest named Father Murphy and 200 deaf children in his care. Alex Gibney delves into Father Murphy’s history of abuse, and the church’s decision to cover it up, in his new documentary, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

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Alex Gibney, Ken Kesey, and the Merry Pranksters

Friday, August 12, 2011

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 ...

Video: Inside the Magic Trip

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A Magical Trip

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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.

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In Conversation: Alex Gibney

Monday, December 13, 2010

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."

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Alex Gibney on 'Client 9' and the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Friday, November 12, 2010

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.

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Alex Gibney on “Client 9”

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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.

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Casino Jack

Monday, May 03, 2010

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses the inside story of the corruption scandals that brought down lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He’s joined by former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, who was convicted in the prosecution of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and is featured Gibney’s latest film, "Casino Jack and the United States of ...

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The Gonzo Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Friday, July 04, 2008

Alex Gibney received the 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary with “Taxi to the Dark Side.” His newest documentary, “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson,” is the definitive film biography of this mythic American writer. It opens July 4 at the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza ...

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Illegal Detentions at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Beyond

Monday, February 04, 2008

Since 2001, the government has detained thousands of people - at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram airbase, to name a few. The legality of many of those detentions has been challenged repeatedly. We get an update on the status of illegal detentions by American forces.

Shayana Kadidal is head lawyer ...

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