The untitled film, which includes several interviews the filmmaker conducted with Spitzer about midway during A&E Indie Films' two-year production process, offers a largely sympathetic though occasionally critical look at Spitzer's accomplishments -- as well as his downfall and the suspected forces behind it. Allies and enemies, including former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, also are interviewed.
The project was one of the most warmly received titles available for acquisition during Tribeca's opening weekend. Several films have emerged from under the radar to attract buyer interest, including the polygamy doc "Sons of Perdition," the poetic drama "Lucky Life" and the Vietnamese actioner "Clash."
As is traditionally the case at Tribeca -- and increasingly the case even in hotter markets like Sundance,