Just out is the trailer for Casino Jack, Alex Gibney's brand new documentary about Jack Abramoff, his world, his enablers, and his fall from ... well, somewhere in the orbit of grace. (Disclosure: Gibney is related, as in he's a bro, of James Gibney, who is an Atlantic senior editor.) But actually, Gibney is also an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who created the best work of non-fiction about the Enron scandal and has a talent for telling stories.And there's so much story here that deserves memoralization: the combination of paradise, casinos, Saipan hookers, a mysterious death in Miami, spies, bribes, and ...Congress.
Mr. Gibney wants to turn his film into a call to action about the corruptible influence of money in politics.
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