“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” and “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” will screen as the final installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 30th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Admission is free.
Directed by Alex Gibney, “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” recounts the story of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who built his career as a crusading attorney general, leading investigations into the wrongdoings of the state’s powerful financial institutions. Spitzer’s subsequent downfall came when his name appeared on the client list of an infamous call girl ring during an investigation that may have been engineered by his political enemies. Producers Jedd and Todd Wider will be present to take questions from the audience following the screening.