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Anthony Weiner Won't Be Silenced as New Film Puts Politician Back in Spotlight

The former Democratic congressman will be the subject of a new documentary that will premiere this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

For a man who built a career on his ability to be combative on television and yell on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner now lives a surprisingly placid life. He consults for clients on federal regulations through his advisory firm, Woolf Weiner Associates. He’s trying to get funding for a charity project to train low-income residents of Far Rockaway, in Queens, N.Y., to get into the restaurant business. The main focus of his life is his 4-year-old son, Jordan, whom he takes to school and ice skating. He’s assumed responsibility for preparing dinner, unpacking and cooking the Blue Apron meals ordered by his wife, Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin. Once a week, Weiner plays goaltender in a late-night hockey beer league. “I’m totally cool with this pace,” he says. “I’m not doing much, and that’s fine.”

Yet even in this low-key mode, Weiner can’t avoid attracting attention. On Jan. 24, Weiner, a documentary chronicling the demise of the former Democratic congressman’s 2013 New York mayoral bid amid a sexting scandal—his second—will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Josh Kriegman, formerly Weiner’s district chief of staff, the movie has been acquired by IFC and Showtime, which are planning a theatrical release in the spring and a TV air date shortly before the presidential election. Clinton’s campaign didn’t respond to requests for comment.