Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Jul 2016 – 21 Jul 2016
Anthony Weiner was a US congressman who resigned following a sex scandal. While he was attempting a comeback by running for New York mayor in 2013, it was revealed that he was still texting photos of his private parts to women he did not know. His forgiving wife, Huma Abedin—a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton—maintained a brave face when confronted by the women who refused to keep quiet about his behaviour.
Documentarians Elyse Steinberg and (former Weiner staffer) Josh Kriegman were already filming the handsome, charismatic and otherwise savvy Weiner’s apparent political rebirth when this new hell broke loose, and were able to carry on doing so with unprecedented access to his staff and family – with jaw-dropping consequences. Their film ultimately questions the true nature of political fidelity.
Weiner, dir. Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, USA 2016, 96 mins