Thursday, April 20, 2017

Weiner (2017)

Directors: Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg
Run time:  96 min.
Call number:  E901.1.W45 W45 2016

"Weiner is arguably the best documentary about American politics in many years. (It was assembled from more than 400 hours of footage shot by the filmmakers over the course of the four-month campaign.) But it is more than that as well: a detailed study of narcissism and absent impulse-control; an object lesson in the dangers of offering one’s faith and time to a flawed candidate; and an intimate, occasionally excruciatingly, portrait of a marriage."
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic (full review here)