Weiner
First screened in June 2016
Directors: Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. Documentary about scandal-haunted former Congressman Anthony Weiner's attempt at a comeback campsign to become mayor of New York City. Screenplay: Josh Kriegman, Eli B. Despres, and Elyse Steinberg.

Twitter Capsule: Record of spousal and political behavior, mostly abjuring context or analysis. Within those preset terms, very entertaining.

Second Capsule: If only he'd learned to get that many-times-daily jolt of relief and inspiration from watching Best Actress acceptance speeches on YouTube.

VOR:   I'm split about how essential it is to have this surprising, in-the-moment record of this self-sabotaging campaign. Clearly could have pushed harder, but quite eye-opening.



Photo © 2016 Sundance Selects/Edgeline Films/Motto Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize (Documentary)

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