Watch the trailer of Alex Gibney’s new documentary Casino Jack and the United States of Money. The movie covers the entirety of the Jack Abramoff scandal and should be excellent. Gibney won an Oscar for his documentary Taxi to the Darkside and also directed the best documentary about the Enron collapse (something worth re-watching in light of the financial collapse). His talents should make this already vibrant story truly come to life.
Speaking of vibrant story let’s not forget what kind of crazy stuff is in here: gambling trips to Scotland, Angolan warlords, slave labor in Saipan, murder mysteries in Florida, skyboxes and free meals and on and on it goes. I don’t think a lot of people are aware of how dysfunctional Congress was in the Abramoff era. This movie should fill them in: