The Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentarian reflects on being a late-bloomer, how he manages to be so prolific and what he learned while making his latest doc, a portrait of Trump's bungled response to COVID.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.
How Everything Got Out of Control (with Alex Gibney)
In the Bubble: From the Frontlines
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney chronicles the United States' failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his brand new film, Totally Under Control. Andy and Alex cover what went wrong and why. Hear the first draft of history get underway even as we live it. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. Follow Alex Gibney on Twitter and Instagram @alexgibneyfilm. In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off. You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. Check out these resources from today’s episode: Find out where to watch Totally Under Control: https://neonrated.com/films/totally-under-control Watch Andy’s full interview with Christiane Amanpour on why COVID-19 is the ultimate pre-existing condition: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/10/16/amanpour-andy-slavitt-coronavirus.cnn Check out Andy’s recent Twitter thread on COVID-19 becoming a national crisis: https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/1318191727992311809 Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/ Volunteer to work at your local polling place this November 3rd: https://www.powerthepolls.org/. Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Agents of Chaos REVIEW - Alex Gibney's Explores Origins of Russian Troll Farms and Their Affect on the 2016 US Presidential Campaigns
The Outlaw Nation Podcast Network
On this review for The Outlaw Nation, John Rocha welcomes his Cine-Files cohost Steve Morris to review the new Alex Gibney documentary series on HBO titled Agents of Chaos. The two part doc explores the origins of Russian troll farms in 2013, how they were dispatched to unsettle politics in Ukraine and how they set their sights on the 2016 US election in an effort to hurt Hillary Clinton's chances and help Donald Trump. The series includes interviews with some of the major players involved and delivers an informative and massive deep dive into this subject. John and Steve take a look at the construction of the documentary, the details and facts laid out by Gibney and if the overall goals of the series are met by the end of it. Leave your thoughts in the COMMENTS section below. Remember to LIKE and SHARE this video on your social media and to SUBSCRIBE to the Outlaw Nation below. #AgentsofChaos #AlexGibney #Review Follow John Rocha: https://twitter.com/TheRochaSays Follow Steve Morris: https://twitter.com/srmorris
Alex Gibney, documentarian and director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, talks to Rob Johnson about the crimes perpetuated by American government and society today, including systemic racism, police brutality, and neglect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filmmaker Alex Gibney: 'Sinatra Grew Up With America' (From the Archives)
Ol' Blue Eyes. The Chairman of the Board. Frank Sinatra has been called a lot of things—not all of them flattering—but there's no denying his stature as a true American icon. Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney turns his lens on the singer for the film, which came out in 2015, in time for the singer's 100th birthday. Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All chronicles the unlikely rise of the kid from Hoboken, through his peerless celebrity years, and centers around Sinatra's 1971 "Retirement Concert" in Los Angeles. (Sinatra would make his "return" to performing a scant two years later.) Gibney tells Soundcheck host John Schaefer that the film uses loads of rare interview audio to make Frank "the undependable but very charming narrator of his own story." And what a story. The four hour film captures the man's many contradictions, from the mob-fraternizing playboy who was friendly with the Kennedys, to his progressive ideas about race relations. "I was interested in this character who came from a rough and tumble place, and actually stood for a lot of pretty important things," says Gibney. Through it all, it's the songs—and their sometimes sweeping, sometimes understated performances—that best tell the story of Frank Sinatra. "In the great moments of his career—the Capitol years are really my favorite—he is embodying those songs, he is a character who’s grown up with America, with all its contradictions. So to me he’s a tremendously important historical figure." Sinatra: All or Nothing At All (2015), is available on Amazon Prime.