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A film by David Modigliani

Runtime: 94 minutes

Closed Captioning included

 

Synopsis 

This documentary follows Beto O'Rourke's rise from political unknown to national sensation through his bold attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Embedded with Beto for his entire campaign, Running with Beto follows his journey through access to O'Rourke, his family, and a team of political newcomers. The film reveals the challenges of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for passionate supporters. This film is creatively and financially independent from Beto O'Rourke and his campaign. 

 

Press 

"...a glimpse at a wrenching reality rarely seen in the sanitized, smiling images usually put forth by candidates." - Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post

"Entertaining...absorbing...unexpected and refreshingly real." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times 

“...reminiscent of Albert Maysles'  Primary or Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s more recent The War Room... the portrait of a state many of us thought we had pinned down, and how its identity is shifting in a positive direction." - Peter Debruge, Variety

 

Festivals and Awards 

SXSW 2019 Audience Award Winner

Dallas International Film Festival 

Sun Valley Film Festival 

Martha's Vineyard Film Festival 

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