Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey was back in the spotlight earlier this week.
But for the former executive turned spiritual advisor, his appearance had little to do with Garden State politics.
McGreevey was in New York City Thursday attending the premiere of a new HBO Documentary chronicling his “Fall to Grace,” a film about the former governor’s transformation from politician to clergyman.
The film – directed by Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – is a story about second chances.
“No one should be defined by the nadir of their existence,” McGreevey says in a trailer for the documentary. “That shouldn’t define the entirety of their narrative.”
After resigning in 2004 and publically declaring, “I am a gay American,” the film “reveals how McGreevey reinvented himself after that painful period, touching on themes of redemption and transformation,” reads an HBO press release on the film.
McGreevey now works as a spiritual advisor to women in prison.
The former governor will be attending the New Jersey premiere of the film at Kean University in Union Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary airs on HBO on March 28.