Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

If you’re looking for sexy shots of Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the young escort behind the political demise of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, see Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. The documentary has the same lascivious images of her that were splattered all over the media when the news of the scandal broke in early 2008. Client 9, however, screening today at 14 Pews, goes far beyond the sex angle to expose an entire city that indulged in a culture of excess just before the economic crash of 2008. While he stops short of absolving Spitzer (and even gets him to offer some contrite apologies on camera), director Alex Gibney positions the ex-gov as a crusader against corrupt and greedy Wall Street bankers. Did Spitzer choose his own demise? Yes. But what was — and still is — happening inside the financial industry is just as icky. 4 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. 800 Aurora. For information, call 281-888-9677 or visit www.14pews.org. $8.
March 5-6, 2011
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