Films screening at this event

Weiner

Director
Josh Kriegman
Elyse Steinberg
Country
USA
Year
2016
Duration
96 min

“Amazing – almost Shakespearean. I can’t say one bad thing about this film” – Wall Street Journal

“One of the most vital documentaries of our time” – Little White Lies

A no-holds-barred documentary on American politician Anthony Weiner’s campaign to become mayor of New York City in 2013, two years after he resigned from congress due to a sexting scandal. With his wife, Huma Abedin, a long-time aide to Hilary Clinton, on his side, he seemed at one point to win over voters but a second scandal involving would-be porn star Sydney Leathers killed off any chance he might have had. This fascinating documentary explores questions of loyalty, morality and hypocrisy, in politics and beyond.

Winner: Jury Prize, Champs-Élysées Film Festival
Nominated for Best International Film, Jerusalem Film Festival
Winner: Grand Jury Prize (US Documentary Category), Sundance Film Festival