Multiple parties who saw earlier cuts of the movie, which documents the N.Y. congressman's comeback following a sexting humiliation, say Clinton's team is seen trying to pressure Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin — Clinton's closest adviser — to cut ties with him, fearing the scandal will hurt her presidential campaign.
The film, which promises to be one of the most buzzworthy docs at the festival, will make its world premiere at Sundance on Jan. 24. It is playing in the U.S. Documentary Competition.
There are also a number of hot-button issues on display among the documentaries including ones tackling ISIS and abortion.