MACON FILM GUILD DOCUMENTARY SERIES
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Weiner (USA, documentary, 96 min., Rated R for language and some sexual material) 2PM, 4:30Pm & 7:30PM
A documentary about Anthony Weiner’s attempt to overcome the disgrace of resigning from the House of Representatives after his sexting scandal. What was meant to be a film documenting his triumphant comeback becomes something else entirely as his campaign to become New York City’s mayor is disrupted by yet another phone sex scandal… “Tough as he is, Mr. Weiner is no match for a bloodthirsty mob of competing reporters and paparazzi demanding more information about his personal life. Whenever he tries to steer the conversation to the issues, journalists won’t let him. If you already hate television news for taking the low road, this documentary will confirm your distaste. The movie is also a portrait of a marriage in disarray. Mr. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, a trusted assistant to Hillary Clinton, is present in much of the film, ready to stand by her man but clearly worried. Visibly shaken by the latest revelations of sexting, she doesn’t verbalize her anger, but you feel the tension of her crossed arms.” – New York Times