Detroit Film Theatre


CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER

Friday, January 21, 2011 – Sunday, January 23, 2011

(USA/2010—directed by Alex Gibney)

Nicknamed "The Sheriff of Wall Street" when he was New York’s Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America’s largest financial institutions and some of America’s most powerful executives, long before the 2008 financial meltdown. Yet soon after his election as New York’s Governor, with the largest margin in the state's history, Spitzer’s meteoric rise turned into a shocking fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer - the paragon of ethics and rectitude - had been the client of a high-priced prostitution ring: The Emperor’s Club. His enemies gloated: yet as the Sheriff fell, so did the global economy, in a cataclysm that continues to spiral. With unique access to the “escort” world as well as Spitzer’s friends, colleagues and enemies (many of whom have come forward for the first time) this important new documentary from the Oscar® winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side explores the hidden implications of this resonant tale of hubris, sex, and power. (117 min.)

“**** A gripping whodunit… puts the mystery back into a story we thought we knew.” –New York Daily News

Friday, January 21 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 23 at 4:30 p.m.