GIULIANI TIME

GIULIANI TIME

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2260
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Kevin Keating
    2006, 120 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    Ever since the events of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani has become a name recognized the world over. His role as mayor during that catastrophe elevated him to the status of an international hero. He went on to be Time magazine's "Person of the Year," receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth, and is now front runner for the 2008 GOP Presidential nomination.

    But what defined "America's Mayor" before he was catapulted to a kind of secular sainthood? During the only years Giuliani held office as an elected official, what was his record like? What was behind a Republican "New Urban Paradigm" in an overwhelmingly Democratic city?

    Kevin Keating's chilling documentary examines Giuliani's rise to power, his policies, and their effect on the city he referred to as the "Capital of the World." With participants that range from the former police commissioner and schools chancellor under Giuliani, former New York mayors and conservative policy-makers to journalists, policemen, homeless people, artists and even Donald Trump, Giuliani Time presents a diverse, original and poignant perspective on this historical period in New York City and how the most famous event of all turned a lame duck mayor into an international celebrity - and perhaps the next President of the United States.

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    Reviews

    “Blistering!” - Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times

    “An incisive portrait of power seizure and class combat.” - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

    “Mesmerizing.” - Michael Powell, Washington Post

    “Highly effective! A dutifully constructed biographical film about a tremendously skilled prosecutor and politician.” - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

    “A first-rate documentary! Superb use of footage is to be expected from Keating, who made his career working with a pantheon of American docu makers.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

    “A fierce, detailed polemic.” - Gene Seymour, Newsday

    “Keating, who learned his craft shooting for respected documentarians like Barbara Kopple and the Maysles brothers, takes his stand early, makes his points bluntly and backs them up solidly with archival footage and expert testimony.” - Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide

    “A skilled, exhaustive look into the controversial political life of a national figure.” – Box Office Magazine