Thursday, May 20, 2010

Alex Gibney in Time Magazine 'Phenomenon Watch'

Well, it might not be a regular feature, but it's the subtitle for the piece on Alex Gibney in the lasted issue of Time magazine, and it's accurate. The piece starts by explaining the difficulties of being a documentary filmmaker, and then continues with:
Then there's the curious case of Alex Gibney. The 56-year-old UCLA film-school grad, who won an Academy Award for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, has no fewer than four new features hitting screens this year. The most provocative is an as yet untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary, which charts the former New York governor's meteoric rise and scandalous fall and quickly became the hottest ticket at the Tribeca Film Festival.