SPOTLIGHT

ALL ABOUT ANN: GOVERNOR RICHARDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE

Directed by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 82 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE ALL ABOUT ANN: GOVERNOR RICHARDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE
An unmissable documentary for any political junkie, All About Ann celebrates the achievements of larger-than-life Ann Richards, who in 1991, became the first elected female governor of Texas. Her cool demeanor, acid wit, and passion for social inclusivity made her one of the most powerful and progressive governors in U.S. history, a liberal democrat intent on building "the new Texas." But, when the 1994 election begins, Richards is faced with her toughest challenge yet, as an increasingly conservative majority turn towards a new, pro-business candidate: George W. Bush.

Keith Patterson & Phillip Schopper’s engaging documentary offers a behind-the-scenes political case study that also serves as an origin story to our current partisan campaign culture, anchored by the irrepressible energy and one of a kind character of Ann Richards herself.

-Cara Cusumano
Documentary
About the Director(s)
Keith Patterson has worked in all aspects of production including writing, directing, and producing, for which he has won the International Documentary Association Award and the AFI Silverdocs Writers Guild Award. Phillip Schopper has been editing, producing, and directing films since the early 1970s. Recently, he has edited more than a dozen programs for HBO, including the Emmy-winning, Teddy: In His Own Words and the Emmy-nominated, Gloria: In Her Own Words.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    82 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Associate Producer:
    Nancy Talcott
  • Producer:
    Keith Patterson, Phillip Schopper, Curry Glassell, Jack Lofton
  • Director:
    Keith Patterson, Phillip Schopper
  • Executive Producer:
    Sheila Nevins
  • Composer:
    Michael Bacon
  • Editor:
    Phillip Schopper
  • Supervising Producer:
    Jacqueline Glover
  • Cast:
    Ann Richards, President Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Willie Nelson, Liz Smith, Michael Dukakis

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Lana Iny
    HBO
    New York, NY 10036
    Phone: 212 512 1462
    lana.iny@hbo.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Keith Patterson
    Filmbank Entertainment
    New York, 10019
    Phone: 516 695 2388
    keith@filmbank.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Keith Patterson
    Filmbank Entertainment
    New York, 10019
    Phone: 516 695 2388
    keith@filmbank.com
  • Print Source
    Barbara Caver
    HBO Documentary Films
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212 512 5908
    Barbara.Caver@hbo.com
  • Press Contact
    Jessica Driscoll
    HBO
    New York, 10036
    Phone: 212 512 1322
    jessica.driscoll@hbo.com