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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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