Cinematique Presents: "Weiner"

Jun 21, 2016

Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13, 7 pm

Wednesday, July 13, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Weiner is the winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. (Rated R, 1 hour 36 minutes)

“A fascinating documentary about a disgraced politician trying to claw his way back into the public's good graces, the media's obsession with titillation and confrontation, and a marriage seemingly near collapse under the shock of scandal. – Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star Telegram

“There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there's one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just how did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there? – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press