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Alex Gibney (born October 23, 1953) is an American documentary film director and producer. In 2010, Esquire magazine said Gibney "is becoming the most important documentarian of our time".


His works as director include Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (nominated in 2005 for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature); Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (short-listed in 2011 for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature); Casino Jack and the United States of money; and Taxi to the Dark Side (winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature), focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed at Bagram Air Force Base in 2002.



In 2013 Alex Gibney released a film about Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, "We Steal secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks". Wikileaks asserts that the film is rife with factual errors and misrepresentations. The Wikileaks criticism of the film begins with the very title, as Wikileaks denies that it does, in fact, "steal secrets", and its criticism of the film continues with a long list of what it claims are falsehoods and misrepresentations made by the film.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is "motivated by personal pique," says filmmaker Alex Gibney, who made "We Steal secrets: The Story of Wikileaks.
NEW YORK, NY - October 21, 2016 - A&E Network's gritty new docu-series "The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved ...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is "motivated by personal pique," says filmmaker Alex Gibney, who made "We Steal secrets: The Story of Wikileaks.
Also airing this month are the documentaries One & Done, which follows the story of 2016 number 1 NBA draft pick Ben Simmons, as well as Zero Days from filmmaker Alex Gibney about cyber warfare. Other movies being this month include Erin Brockovich, ...
First up on the TV slate is "America To Me," a non-scripted skein from "Hoop Dreams" Steve James; great journalism themed series from the "Spotlight" production team; and a fiction TV series spinoff of Alex Gibney's documentary "Zero Days." Ben ...
You might recall that even the Fela documentary made by Alex Gibney had to resort to following the making of a Broadway drama.

My Scientology Movie is not as profound or as informative as last year's Going Clear, Alex Gibney's exploration of Scientology.
films on socially conscious Participant's 2016 film slate include Alex Gibney's Zero Days; Derek Cianfrance's The Light Between oceans; Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon; Rachel Weisz-starrer Denial; J.A.
If you saw Alex Gibney's 'Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief' last year, you'd be aware of the accusations of psychological and physical abuse, not simply within the church itself, but conducted by David Miscavige, Chair of the Board of ...
Zero Days is the latest documentary from prolific filmmaker, Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief.
The Looming Tower is executive produced by Wright, Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher, Capote) and Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side).
As Alex Gibney tells Hack, Stuxnet isn't a threat anymore, but it's a game-changer. "The Stuxnet code itself is not that dangerous because it's designed to do one thing, and that is impact a certain kind of machine inside the Natanz nuclear facility ...
Hot on the heels of the excellent Alex Gibney doco Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief comes a more personal, less forensic, far more insulting look at the religion.
Alex Gibney's filmmaking style is more straightforward than Herzog's, though his topics are often equally unusual. His 2016 feature Zero Days concerns a unique computer virus known as Stuxnet, which allegedly allowed the U.S.
When My Scientology Movie, starring and co-written by Louis Theroux, was beaten to the punch by Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief, film-makers John Dower and Simon Chinn had reason to be despondent.
For those familiar with Scientology documentaries, there is the feeling that My Scientology Movie brings nothing to the table that previous documentaries such as Alex Gibney's Going Clear have not covered already. Those unfamiliar with Scientology may ...
(Where they would jam up, for instance, against Alex Gibney's Zero Days, about Stuxnet, or Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's Weiner, about Anthony Weiner.

That's why SNL called him back to Manhattan this weekend even while he was hosting his baby, the Hamptons International Film Festival.
... Moore's bumbling everyman persona. Ultimately, this is an amusing, eye-opening film. However, the one thing we do take from it is that the Church of Scientology is no laughing matter.
Paula Hawkins's bestseller relocates from London to upstate New York and emerges as a turbulent domestic thriller, in the tradition of 80s fare such as Jagged Edge and Fatal Attraction.
Last year at the 2015 LFF Louis Theroux's film on the Church of Scientology played to great acclaim. It followed Alex Gibney's well-known Going Clear in shedding light on the Church, and it's taken a year of festival play to get to its welcome UK release.
DID Alex Gibney's excoriating Going Clear leave little room for further exposes of science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard's invented "religion" Scientology?
London and LA-based Content's key TV titles include BBC drama Line of Duty and Canadian cop series 19-2, as well as Alex Gibney feature docs including Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief. New movies on the Content slate include Jeremy ...
But DuVernay keeps it all chugging and churning along, propelled by the force of her montage and the sheer volume of damning, gripping material.
It works as a companion piece to another documentary, the one that I think is the definitive takedown: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief, from 2015.
Edward Norton will be honored at the Oct. 6-10 fest, which this year will screen Alex Gibney's upcoming A&E series 'The Killing Season' alongside such awards hopefuls as 'La La Land' for its "Oscar-voting film crowd.
We're doing a prescreening of [Alex Gibney's] upcoming A&E series The Killing Season, which is about the Gilgo Beach murders that happened on the south shore of Long Island [in the 1990s and 2000s].
On December 3, there will be a gala reception and awards ceremony to honor Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, followed by a screening of one of his documentaries, still to be announced.
My Scientology Movie is the second documentary on the subject in recent months, following Alex Gibney's more thorough and methodical Going Clear.
Other 2016 titles include Alex Gibney's documentary "Zero Days" and the romance "The Light Between oceans," as well as the forthcoming comedy "Middle school: The Worst Years of My Life," biopic "Neruda" and family drama "A Monster Calls.
"We have their attention." Following Alex Gibney's fascinating investigative film Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief, Magnolia has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled My Scientology Movie, starring documentary "maverick ...
We're doing a prescreening of [Alex Gibney's] upcoming A&E series The Killing Season, which is about the Gilgo Beach murders that happened on the south shore of Long Island [in the 1990s and 2000s].
We're doing a prescreening of [Alex Gibney's] upcoming A&E series The Killing Season, which is about the Gilgo Beach murders that happened on the south shore of Long Island [in the 1990s and 2000s].
*"Zero Days" (Showtime at 9) Television premiere of Alex Gibney's well-reviewed documentary about the frightening outcomes of an all-out cyberwar.
Edward Norton will be honored at the Oct. 6-10 fest, which this year will screen Alex Gibney's upcoming A&E series 'The Killing Season' alongside such awards hopefuls as 'La La Land' for its "Oscar-voting film crowd.
Unnerving new documentaries from Robert Kenner and Alex Gibney explore the intersection of technology, security, and nuclear war.
When the two met with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief"), he encouraged them to go deeper.
This sparked concern among those familiar with Irish blasphemy and defamation laws - Alex Gibney's 2015 Scientology documentary, Going Clear, did not secure an Irish theatrical release over libel claims.
Through an exhaustive series of interviews and research, documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney picked apart the multi-layered attack in his film Zero Day, and found a virus so complex, researchers were convinced that it was a masterpiece of computer ...
In a broad sense, "Snowden" is, like two recent documentaries, Alex Gibney's Zero Days or Herzog's Lo And Behold, a story about how the internet works.
(Fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney released a documentary "Zero Days" about Stuxnet earlier this year.) Stone slammed the U.S.
Following the screening at the Annenberg Center's Prince Theater, the movie's producer, Alex Gibney, will participate in a panel discussion about the making of the film.
Poitras and Oppenheimer were both also named to the list of the top documentary filmmakers, joining Alex Gibney, Werner Herzog and Frederick Wiseman, who recently won an honorary Oscar and will be saluted at the annual Governors Awards on ...
SUTER We also just started releasing (Alex Gibney's) documentary Zero Days. We see it as very strong in digital distribution.
Asif Kapadia's Oscar-winner "Amy" and Alex Gibney's controversial "Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief" will both compete in two categories at the Grierson Trust's 44th British Documentary Awards.
The subject of Scientology's "disconnection" process, part of Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of Belief, came back into headlines earlier this year when a Los Angeles family paid for a Hollywood billboard with the ...
Last November, the Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation awarded the first Hitchens Prize, created to honor the legacy of the late Vanity Fair correspondent Christopher Hitchens, to the documentarian Alex Gibney, known for documentaries such as Enron: The ...
Long Island, NY - September 14, 2016 - A&E Network's gritty new docu-series "The Killing Season" from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved ...
In a post-screening Q&A session at the Brooklyn Public Library, Stone made the case for granting more protections for whistleblowers.
If Alex Gibney had directed this movie, the Beatles would have been geniuses for the first half, and monsters for the second - although Ringo's charm would have survived any critique.


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