Weiner

2016 | USA | R | 96 min.

Showings

Nauti-Cat Tue, Jul 26, 2016 9:30 PM
State Theatre Thu, Jul 28, 2016 6:00 PM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Jul 30, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Documentary
Movies on a Boat
Release Year:2016
Runtime:96 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:R
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Huma Abedin
Amit Bagga
Adam S. Barta
Stephen Colbert
Bill de Blasio
Director:Josh Kriegman
Elyse Steinberg
Screenwriter:Eli B. Despres
Josh Kriegman
Elyse Steinberg
Cinematography:Josh Kriegman
Editing By:Eli B. Despres

Description

Some things in life simply make no earthly sense. The sexting scandal of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, and the very existence of this riveting, entertaining, and compulsively watchable doc about it, equally fit that bill. The story of Weiner’s comeback New York City mayoral campaign is so cringe-inducing, so mind-boggingly bonkers, it begs the unanswerable questions, what could he possibly have been thinking? And why would anyone have agreed to let this be filmed? Weiner’s Shakespearean downfall is an infuriating look at modern politics, masculinity, and narcissism that makes us root for a flawed man surrounded by a media circus. Filled with laughout-loud moments that you just have to see to believe, “Weiner” leaves you wondering why these particular flaws derailed him, when other politicians with arguably more troublesome issues freely run for office. In Person: Directors Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kreigman.

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