Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
2016, SUA, 96 min
Festivals: Sundance 2016, Full Frame

Anthony Weiner became known first as a fiery politician, then as a victim of his own thirst for celebrity and outside validation, primarily of the sexual kind, on, well, Twitter. One of the most captivating campaign documentaries ever made, Weiner documents in an alert and ironic vérité style a fascinating conflagration created by unbridled ambition, narcissism, sexual compulsivity and a blind faith the powerful set in their own ability to manipulate the media — all set against the fascinating background of New York City. After its Sundance premiere, the film had a long and successful theatrical release that propelled it to the Academy Awards shortlist for best documentary nominations.

Saturday, October 7th, 17:30, Cinema Arta