Running with Beto

Running with Beto

credit: Charlie Gross

This behind-the-scenes documentary follows Beto O'Rourke's rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation through his bold attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. Embedded with Beto for the final twelve months of his campaign, the film follows his journey in real time through intimate access to Beto, his family, and a team of political newcomers who champion a new way of getting to know a candidate — one Texas county at a time. The film reveals the challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, inevitable strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for legions of supporters. This film is creatively and financially independent from Beto O’Rourke and his campaign.

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David Modigliani




Director: David Modigliani
Executive Producer: Alex, Heather, Jon and Linda Halbert, Andrew and Lindsey Gill, Akbar and Rishma Mohamed, Lias Jeff Steen
Producer: Rachel Ecklund, Rebecca Feferman, Greg Kwedar, David Modigliani, Michelle Modigliani, Nancy Schafer
Cinematographer: Ellie Ann Fenton, Kelly West
Editor: Penelope Falk, David Bartner
Sound Designer: Tom Hammond
Music: David Garza
Principal Cast: Beto O'Rourke, Amy O'Rourke, Cynthia Cano, Jody Casey, Chris Evans, David Wysong, Shannon Gay, Marcel McClinton, Amanda Salas
Additional Credits: In Association With: Crooked Media, Co-Executive Producer: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, Co-Executive Producer: LeeAn Behrens, Meryl Metni, David Montague, Barry Munger & Sarah O'Neill, Ashley Pettus, Associate Producer: Arianne Ribeiro, Associate Producer: Stephen Decroes, Adam Kirszner, Robert Norris, Sound Recordist: Brian Ramos, Carlos Corral, Camera Operator: Miguel Alvarez, David Modigliani, Colorist: Daniel Stuyck, Assistant Editor: Carissa Bittle, Production Assistant: George Casillas, Jo Huang-Zollner, Brigid John


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 94:00 mins