A peek at Client 9, the Eliot Spitzer documentary

Daniel emailed us this weekend after noticing that Client 9, the documentary about Eliot Spitzer is now available on demand on Time Warner Cable. (It debuts in theaters November 5.) He said he jumped at the chance to watch it.

He was also nice enough to send along a quick recap of the doc, focusing on the parts involving Albany. As he notes: "Some of this might be considered a spoiler about the movie, even though we all know how it ends." Right, the spitzering.

On to Daniel's quick overview...

I must say off the bat, as a fan of Albany, this would be a movie you want to see. While it is heavily based on activity in NYC there is a good section half way through the movie that features Albany. It even goes in great detail about the gargoyles that are carved into the State Capitol building. Fred Dicker, and Joe Bruno are featured a great deal through out the movie. There is even mention of Jim Tedisco.
The director works the movie as the rise of Spitzer and the rise of the Emperors Club at the same time, then both on track for a collision. Most of the movie seemed to be based on Spitzer's role as Attorney General and his fight with Wall Street. The Albany Times Union gets a lot of attention and it is mentioned, in not so uncertain terms that the indictment of the Emperors Club was given directly to someone at the Times Union and telling them to find out who Client 9 is.
Without spoiling too much more, I just wanted to say from a New York, and Albany resident stand point it is a very intriguing movie that is well worth it.

(Thanks, Daniel!)

Just to clear up any potential confusion, this Daniel isn't Daniel B.

Earlier on AOA:
+ The reviews of Eliot Spitzer's new show are in...
+ Client 9, the movie
+ Eliot Spitzer can't stay out of the spotlight

Comments

The film is also showing this Friday night at the FilmColumbia Festival in Chatham. The show is at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Director Alex Gibney, WAMC's Alan Chartock and author Lloyd Constantine.

http://www.filmcolumbia.com/2010FestivalSched.htm

@FAU: Thanks for posting that info. We should have included it the first time through.

No problem. Thanks for the post about the Festival. We appreciate the support. Hope to see you there.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Fast break

Because time lapse: Here's a video of the Times Union center changing over from hockey rink to basketball court between the Albany Devils game Saturday... (more)

The legend continues

Jimmer Fredette -- the "Loneliness Master" -- scored 73 points for the Shanghai Sharks in a double overtime loss this past weekend to the Zhejiang... (more)

518 Songfest 2017

The 518 Songfest returns to The Egg April 1. The headliner is Sawyer Fredericks, of American Idol The Voice fame. Also on the card: Girl... (more)

A front page flight

Maybe you've seen that video that's been bouncing around online today of every New York Times front page since 1852 -- in 55 seconds. There's... (more)

"The drive for citizenship and the drive for a permanent home is a pretty powerful drive"

The New York Times has a look at how refugee populations have bolstered cities along the old Erie Canal corridor in recent years, re-occupying vacant... (more)

Recent Comments

Much of Albany is still unofficially redlined. Arbor Hill, West Hill, parts of the South End in particular are. While official redlining is now illegal, prospective property buyers in, for example, Arbor Hill must deal with a lot more impediments when they seek to purchase property. Banks and insurance companies may force them to pay extra fees with extra paperwork. They may require a bigger downpayment, a higher interest rate, a higher credit score, and even additional cosigners even if the buyer has significant income. It's depressing the market in those areas significantly.

"You're saving a piece of history that cannot be remade."

...has 1 comment, most recently from jsc

The untaxed city within the city

...has 24 comments, most recently from JayK

A progressive, friendly, diverse church?

...has 3 comments, most recently from T

518 Songfest 2017

...has 1 comment, most recently from John

Examining the forces and maps that redlined the city of Albany

...has 14 comments, most recently from Justin