This season, docs have become the star attraction of theatrical releases. Soaring above the others are Inside Job -- and now, virtually a companion piece, Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
Documentary programming has gripped audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. But what may be most interesting in terms of documentary topics is how the genre has influenced non-documentaries.
"Watching young girls with only one mobile phone in the house debate about who to cast that one vote for -- it was pretty powerful. It wasn't a presidential election, but it was the idea that these girls had a role to play..."