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MIPTV Picks ’16: Weiner

This doc follows Anthony Weiner as he tries to resuscitate his NYC mayoral campaign following the unveiling of another chapter in the embarrassing sexting scandal that led to his earlier resignation from Congress.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Motto Pictures; distributed by Dogwoof, Nonstop Entertainment for Scandinavia, Sundance Selects and Showtime for North America
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Length: 1 x 96 minutes
Rights available: World excluding UK, North America, Scandinavia, Australia/NZ

Airing on U.S. premium cabier Showtime this fall, Weiner documents a further fall from grace for politician Anthony Weiner, a former American congressman in a bid for the mayor’s office in New York City. Co-directed by the politician’s former chief of staff, josh Kriegman, and Elyse Steinberg, the film follows Weiner as he tries to drag his reputation and his mayoral campaign back onto the rails following the unveiling of another chapter in the embarrassing sexting scandal that led to his earlier resignation from Congress. The film provides an engrossing window into the cutthroat world of political campaigning.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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