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Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down (2022)

Opens on July 15

Director: Betsy West, Julie Cohen Run Time: 97 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Barack Obama, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Premiered at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. The extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence.

“captures the absolutely incredible tale of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly… an important, urgent message”

—Nick Allen for RogerEbert

About the filmmakers:

No strangers to crafting compelling documentaries, Betsy West and Julie Cohen are the directors of the Academy Award-nominated RBG (2018) and their follow-ups My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021) and Julia (2021). West has won 21 Emmys for her work as ABC News producer, which includes the series Turning Point. She was also executive producer of the Makers PBS/AOL series and the feature The Lavender Scare. Previously a staff producer for Dateline NBC, Cohen’s earlier documentaries include The Sturgeon Queens (2014), which screened Berlin, and Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing (2013).

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