“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.” (New Directors/New Films 2016). Courtesy of Sundance Selects.
$12 General Admission
$8 Hammer Members with valid discount code
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ABOUT THE CONTENDERS
The Hammer Museum presents The Contenders, The Museum of Modern Art’s renowned exhibition of films. Each year, MoMA’s Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals around the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the last 12 months that they believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or cult classic status, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen.