image On Monday, May 3 at 8:00 pm director Alex Gibney comes to the IFC Center for a special screening of CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY. For the post-show Q&A, Gibney will be joined by three memorable characters who were entangled in the corruption scandals that sent lobbyist Jack Abramoff to jail: former Ohio congressman Bob Ney, his chief of staff Neil Volz and former business associate Adam Kidan. Buy tickets in advance before it sells out. (Please note the STF season pass is not applicable for this event).

The Sundance Film Festival wrote: “This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff – from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah – confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process.”

CASINO JACK continues Gibney’s extraordinary directorial track record that includes Academy Award winner TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE and Academy nominee ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM. This month Gibney has a whopping three films playing at Tribeca: THE UNTITLED ELIOT SPITZER FILM; MY TRIP TO AL-QAEDA; and FREAKONOMICS.

See him live to find out whether he’s a man or myth!

Watch the CASINO JACK trailer.

Read the NY Times story about Alex Gibney, “a filmmaking pitbull without the sentimentality.”