Director Alex Gibney Talks WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS and His Next Documentary LANCE ARMSTRONG: THE ROAD BACK

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Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets:  The Story of WikiLeaks is a riveting, multi-layered tale about transparency in the information age and our ever-elusive search for the truth.  Unfolding like an exciting political spy thriller with a cast of complex characters, the film confirms that real life is often more compelling than fiction as it chronicles the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.  The enigmatic Assange’s rise and fall are paralleled with that of PFC Bradley Manning, the brilliant, troubled young soldier who was the source of all the documents that WikiLeaks is famous for.

In this exclusive interview, Gibney talked to me about his reasons for doing the film and how they evolved as he learned more, his impressions of Assange, why Manning was central to the story, how not being able to interview the two key players led to a more powerful film, the challenge of making a documentary that appeals to both men’s supporters and detractors, his response to Oliver Stone’s criticism, his thoughts about the role of media, transparency and the issue of privacy in the internet age, and his upcoming documentary, Lance Armstrong:  The Road Back.  Hit the jump to read more:

Alex Gibney Interview CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY

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Alex Gibney has made some of the most entertaining and provocative non-fiction films of our times. He turned the story of a massive corporate disaster into a riveting drama of greed, arrogance and betrayal in the acclaimed Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Next he unraveled the mystery of a young Afghani taxi driver’s disappearance into a gripping, eye-opening thriller in the Academy Award winning Taxi To The Dark Side.

Now, in Casino Jack and The United States of Money, Gibney turns his camera on a profoundly American story about high ideals, irresistible temptations, brazen ambition and outlandish behavior as he probes the secret history of the man many have called “the king of corruption” – super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.  More after the jump:

Director Alex Gibney Talks UNTITLED ELIOT SPITZER PROJECT, UNTITLED LANCE ARMSTRONG DOCUMENTARY and MAGIC BUS

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We sat down with director Alex Gibney today to talk about his new movie, Casino Jack and The United States of Money. Gibney has made some of the most entertaining and provocative non-fiction films of our times. He turned the story of a massive corporate disaster into a riveting drama of greed, arrogance and betrayal in the acclaimed Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Next he unraveled the mystery of a young Afghani taxi driver’s disappearance into a gripping, eye-opening thriller in the Academy Award winning Taxi To The Dark Side.

Now Gibney turns his camera on a profoundly American story about high ideals, irresistible temptations, brazen ambition and outlandish behavior as he probes the secret history of the man many have called “the king of corruption” – super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.  We’ll have the full transcript online soon, but we got an update from Alex on his upcoming projects, including Untitled Eliot Spitzer Project, Untitled Lance Armstrong Documentary, and Magic Bus, which are all currently in post-production. He also told us about a new project, Catching Hell, which he is doing for ESPN’s “30 for 30″ films in celebration of their 30th anniversary.  Hit the jump for what he had to say:

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