Weiner, in trouble again, the subject of documentary at library

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner just can’t keep his picture out of the newspapers.

Last week he got into the papers again, this time for being left by his wife after his latest extramarital sexting incident, and he is the subject of a documentary film Saturday, Sept. 10, at Wilton Library.

The New Perspectives Film Series will feature Weiner from 7:30 to  9:30 p.m.

“This series has been in place for years, and Megan Smith-Harris chooses the films. She’s been away for the summer, so before any of the news hit or there was an inkling, she chose this film. You talk about serendipity,” said Janet Crystal, marketing and communications manager for the library. “It’s worth doing.”

Weiner was one of the most talked about films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It is a documentary by directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, who followed the New York congressman Weiner at his peak, a likely candidate for higher office. His high-profile marriage to celebrated Hillary Clinton aide-de-camp Huma Abedin only burnished his image. The filmmakers also happened to be aboard as Weiner’s image crashed with the infamous sexual selfies that ruined his profile.

The directors trailed Weiner through his recovery attempt, only to have his hopes dashed again with his conduct. It’s said to be a fascinating portrait of tenacity or delusion as Kriegman himself even asks the beleaguered Weiner why he was still granting the directors access as his self-destructive behavior continued. Registration is highly recommended: 203-762-3950 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.