Calling it now: Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s “Weiner” will lead to more double entendres than any other movie this year. If the new poster for the revealing documentary is any indication, we’re off to a good start: The New York Post helpfully refers to it as “the full package.”
Kriegman and Steinberg originally set out to document Anthony Weiner’s bid for the mayoral race in New York City a few years ago, which the former congressman envisioned as his political comeback after a sexting scandal tarnished his image. Old habits die hard, however, and the filmmakers ended up capturing something else altogether. The poster shows him flanked by some of the tabloid headlines he inspired: “Weiner rising in the polls,” “Weiner’s long hard road back,” “Weiner’s second coming”…you get the picture.
“Weiner” won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize for Documentary before screening at the New/Directors New Films, True/False and Tribeca film festivals. Sundance Selects will release it theatrically on May 20.
For more, watch the trailer for “Weiner”:
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