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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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