Casino Jack and the United States of Money

Monday, May 3, 2010

Special sneak preview Monday, May 3 at 8:00pm, with Academy-Award winning director Alex Gibney in person.

Gibney will present and discuss his new documentary CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY, and, for a post-show Q&A, will be joined by three memorable characters who were entangled in the corruption scandals that sent lobbyist Jack Abramoff to jail: former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, his chief of staff Neil Volz and former business associate Adam Kidan.

The Sundance Film Festival wrote: “This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff – from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah – confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process.”

CASINO JACK continues Gibney’s extraordinary directorial track record that includes Academy Award winner TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and Academy nominee ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM. This month Gibney has a whopping three films playing at Tribeca: THE UNTITLED ELIOT SPITZER FILM; MY TRIP TO AL-QAEDA; and FREAKONOMICS.