The fine folks at Participant Media have offered some select passes for Salon readers interested in seeing an advance screening of "Casino Jack," the upcoming documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"). The Jack in question is one Jack Abramoff, and the film is billed as "a twisting tale in which a small group of charming con men use the power of the purse, the zealotry of religion and bare-knuckled political brawling to loot the American government for fun, ideals and profit."
We're looking forward to the film at Salon -- we're already preparing an interview with Gibney -- so this is your chance to be way ahead of the curve. The details:
When: Friday, April 23, noon PDT / 3 p.m. EDT
How: If you're interested in getting a password to watch the film, e-mail Judy Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, there is limited space, so we might not be able to let everyone in. We will e-mail you instructions on how to log on to Livestream within an hour before the screening begins.
Gibney will be holding a 30-minute interactive Q&A immediately after the screening that you can participate in. We hope that if you watch the movie, and have something to say about it, you'll blog about it on Open Salon!
Here's a trailer for the film: