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HBO sets May premiere for “Running with Beto”

U.S. premium cable net HBO will premiere the documentary Running With Beto at the end of May. The 90-minute doc follows Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots senate campaign against Ted Cruz in Texas ...
May 9, 2019

U.S. premium cable net HBO will premiere the documentary Running With Beto at the end of May.

The 90-minute doc follows Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots senate campaign against Ted Cruz in Texas last year. Director David Modigliani had intimate access to O’Rourke, his family and his team throughout the campaign, providing a behind-the-scenes look at how the Democratic congressman nearly took a hotly contested red state.

Since the mid-term election, O’Rourke has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, in a bid to unseat Donald Trump in 2020.

Running With Beto premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the audience award in the documentary spotlight category.

The doc is a Live Action Projects production, in association with Crooked Media, for HBO Documentary Films. Modigliani serves as producer alongside Rebecca Feferman, Nancy Schafer, Rachel Ecklund, Greg Kwedar and Michelle Modigliani.

Executive producers are Alex Halbert, Heather Halbert, Jon Halbert, Linda Halbert, Andrew Gill, Lindsey Gill, Akbar Mohamed, Rishma Mohammed and Lias Jeff Steen, with LeeAn Behrens, David Montague, Meryl Metni, Barry Munger, Sarah O’Neil, Ashley Pettus, Annie Roney, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor serving as co-executive producers. Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller executive produce for HBO. Sara Rodriguez is supervising producer.

Running With Beto premieres May 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. It will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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