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NY Times: Giuliani Documentary Seeks to Get Beyond Heroic 9/11 Image

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire April 12, 2006 at 7:30AM

Fairly or not, it was a phrase that came to symbolize an era thick with accusations of police brutality against minorities, artists and other residents of New York City: "Giuliani Time." Now it is the title of a new documentary about the political life of the mayor who presided over those years - and who, it is safe to assume, would not include the film on his campaign website if he were to decide to run for president in 2008. The two-hour feature is nothing less than a full frontal assault on the civic deification of Rudolph W. Giuliani that occurred in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, when much of the news coverage shined a spotlight on his steady hand. Patrick Healy reports.
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Fairly or not, it was a phrase that came to symbolize an era thick with accusations of police brutality against minorities, artists and other residents of New York City: "Giuliani Time." Now it is the title of a new documentary about the political life of the mayor who presided over those years - and who, it is safe to assume, would not include the film on his campaign website if he were to decide to run for president in 2008. The two-hour feature is nothing less than a full frontal assault on the civic deification of Rudolph W. Giuliani that occurred in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, when much of the news coverage shined a spotlight on his steady hand. Patrick Healy reports.