The International Documentary Awards announced their nominations and our film Weiner is nominated for Best Feature Documentary. This news comes hot on the heels of a Gotham Award nomination for the film in the Best Documentary category. It's a strong start for Weiner this awards season with many putting it on the top of their awards contenders list. Dogwoof wants to congratulate directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg on their latest nomination!
Also nominated for Best Feature at the IDA awards are The 13th, Cameraperson, Fire at Sea, I Am Not Your Negro and OJ: Made in America. The awards will take place on December 9th in Los Angeles - best of luck to the Weiner team!
With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions. What begins as an unexpected comeback from a disgraced ex-congressman takes a sharp turn once Weiner is forced to admit to new sexting allegations. As the media descends and rips apart his every move, Weiner tries desperately to forge ahead, but the increasing pressure and crippling 24-hour news coverage halts his political aspirations dead in their tracks.
Weiner deftly teeters the line between political farce and personal tragedy, exposing the ex-congressman’s hubris while highlighting the sheer ugliness of the media’s takedown of his family. With the city of New York as a loud and bustling backdrop, this documentary charges through an increasingly baffling political campaign with unflinching clarity, humor, and pathos.