#shoutingdownmidnight

credit: TODD WISEMAN, The Texas Tribune

Shouting Down Midnight

Mar 17, 2022

6:00pm – 7:37pm CT

The state that brought us Roe v. Wade, Texas has always been a hotbed of debate on abortion rights and restrictions. In 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered against SB5, a predecessor to SB8, in defense of women’s access to reproductive healthcare. She knew this divisive bill was just a sign of things to come.

As the capitol filled to capacity, Sen. Davis read testimony from women strongly opposed to the bill which would effectively force draconian, pre-Roe v. Wade conditions. The bill ultimately passed, but not before hundreds of thousands of citizens made it clear that the Texas legislature had gone too far. People were activated. Lives were transformed. History was made.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Gretchen Stoeltje

Executive Producer:

Richard Linklater, Michael Esposito, Suzanne Lerner, Barbara Dobkin

Producer:

Kristi Frazier, Katy Drake Bettner

Cinematographer:

Amy Bench

Editor:

Nina Vizcarrondo

Sound Designer:

Nick Patronella

Music:

Megan Carnes

Principal Cast:

Fmr. Sen. Wendy Davis

Additional Credits:

Associate Producer: Mehul Shah, Associate Producer: Maggie M. Bailey

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Jacki St. Thomas
shoutingdownmidnight@mprm.com
(310) 625-7799

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Details

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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Documentary Spotlight

Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

97 mins

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