Documentary Film Night: "Weiner"
(A compelling political doc: Wild, Weird, Politically Incorrect and True)

In partnership with Thailand Documentary Club
1 hour, 36 minutes
English soundtrack, Thai subtitles

7pm, Monday November 20, 2017
150 baht for non-members, Free for members, Optional buffet: 250 baht

Breaking News - - - November 6, 2017, 8:55 AM PT -- Anthony Weiner is officially in custody. He will begin serving his prison sentence today for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner was sentenced to 21 months for the crime of transferring obscene material to a minor. He'll serve his time at the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts. The facility offers treatment for sex offenders.

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ4FIGnJknk

This documentary offers an intimate look at the colorfully checkered career of one of New York's most notorious politicians.

Serving seven consecutive terms, Anthony Weiner, good friends with and political allies to the Clintons, was once a highly respected member of Congress from New York City, he seen as a man sticking up for the every day person. That all changed in June, 2011 when he was forced to resign in disgrace after admitting that he did tweet lewd "headless" photos of himself from his public Twitter account to women he met online. At the time, his wife Huma Abedin, herself a key aide to Hillary Clinton, was pregnant with their first child and she decided to stand by her man. Two years later with Abedin still by his side, Weiner tries to resurrect his political career in a run for New York City mayor.

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.

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1 hr, 36 min
76% of viewers liked this movie (out of 7,770 votes)
97% of selected movie critics recommended it (out of 153 reviews)
Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Language: English soundtrack with Thai subtitles
In partnership with: Thailand Documentary Club


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