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Weiner

Presented by Nightlight Cinema at Nightlight Cinema, Akron OH

Jun 17 - 23 2016
Weiner

Truly compelling vérité filmmaking requires several key factors to coalesce: intimate access, cinematographic acumen, genuine inquisitiveness, and fascinating subjects. Directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg brilliantly meld these elements to create one of the most engaging and entertaining works of nonfiction film in recent years. A truly 21st-century hybrid of classic documentary techniques and reality-based dramatic storytelling, Weiner follows the mayoral election bid of former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner in 2013, an attempted comeback that, as we all know now, was doomed to failure. By turns Shakespearean in its tragedy (it’s clear that Weiner and his inner circle have real political talent) and Christopher Guest-ian in its comedic portrayal of what devolves into a Waiting for Guffman–esque campaign, this is the perfect political film for our time.

Rated R for language and some sexual material
Digital Presentation
Running Time: 96 minutes

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General Admission $9 • Senior ($62+) $8 • Child (11-) $8 • Member $7 • College Student $7

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30 N High St, Akron, OH 44308

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