In his 2000 film Vinyl, Zweig explores what drives people to become record collectors. Zweig spends a large portion of the film exploring his own life in regard to record collecting, feeling it has prevented him from fulfilling his dreams of a family.
I, Curmudgeon is a 2004 film about self-declared curmudgeons, himself included, which received a Silver Hugo at the 2005 Chicago International Film Festival. The film was shot on a camcorder, with Zweig using a mirror to record his own experiences.
Lovable is a 2007 film about our preoccupation with finding romantic perfection.
His 2013 film When Jews Were Funny, an exploration of the role of Jewish comedians in North American comedy and humour, won the prize for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Again, he uses most of the movie exploring his own position as a Jew married to a non-Jewish woman and a new father.
Zweig's films have often premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. In 2011, Hot Docs devoted its Focus On screening series to Zweig's work.
- Berman, Stuart (October 2000). "Is that your vinyl answer?". CMJ New Music Monthly. pp. 69–70. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- "I, Curmudgeon". HotDocs Doc Library. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- ILICH, IAIN (December 2, 2004 Issue #476). "Cranks for the memories". Vue Weekly. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
- "Hot Docs turns focus on 2 Toronto directors". CBC News. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- "TIFF ’13: Zweig remembers the “Funny”". Real Screen, September 16, 2013.
- "TIFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave wins film fest’s top prize". Toronto Star, September 15, 2013.
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