Running with Beto is a 2019 documentary film directed by David Modigliani.

Official trailers

HBO on Thursday, May 09, 2019 released the trailer:
Running with Beto (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO.

Story intro

The year-long campaign of Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke for the 2018 Texas senate seat is presented. He almost achieved what was arguably seen as the improbable to impossible by coming close to upsetting the incumbent, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, in what is one of the bluest states state-wide in the nation. That uphill climb included being little known at the beginning of the campaign outside his El Paso district - he planning on visiting all two hundred fifty-four counties in the state in making himself better known - and not accepting any political action committee (PAC) moneys, which most politicians do, in funding his campaign. Specific issues are highlighted as they become more integral in the minds of the public and thus politicians, including President Donald Trump's push to build a border wall and his associated classification that all illegal Mexican immigrants are criminals, and the number of mass shootings in the country - especially the one at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas - bringing up the ever divisive issue of gun control. The effect of the decision to run on O'Rourke's immediate family is also shown, they who describe the commitment being exponentially greater than it was in the Congress campaign. The possible effects of the election result on the 2020 elections is also discussed.

Cast

Beto O'Rourke
Himself - Candidate
Amy O'Rourke
Herself
Cynthia Cano
Herself
Jody Casey
Herself
Chris Evans
Himself
David Wysong
Himself
Shannon Gay
Herself
Marcel McClinton
Himself
Amanda Salas
Herself (as Amanda Elise Salas)
Ted Cruz
Himself
Rhonda Hart
Herself
'Little' Joe Hernandez
Himself (as 'Little Joe' Hernandez)
Zack Malitz
Himself
Esther Martinez
Herself
Charlotte O'Rourke
Herself
Ulysses O'Rourke
Himself
Michael Powell
Himself
Estela Torres Powell
Herself

About

The film Running with Beto was scheduled to be released on March 9, 2019 (SXSW Film Festival) and on May 28, 2019 (HBO) by Home Box Office (HBO).

The duration of the film is 94 minutes.

Rating

Running with Beto got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: Running with Beto

Wikipedia: Running with Beto

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