DVD Release: Weiner

DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
Price: DVD $18.96
Studio: IFC

The 2016 documentary Weiner offers a you-are-there look inside a political comeback-turned-meltdown.

WEINER1_optAnthony Weiner was a young congressman on the cusp of higher office when a sexting scandal forced a humiliating resignation. Just two years later, he ran for mayor of New York, betting that his ideas would trump his indiscretions. What begins as an unprecedented surge to the top of the polls takes a sharp turn once Weiner is forced to admit to new sexting allegations. He desperately tries to forge ahead (as he undeniably humiliates his wife, Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin), but the increasing pressure and crippling 24-hour news coverage halt his political aspirations.

Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, the IFC Films theatrical release won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.