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.
Length: 82 minutes
Director: Keith Patterson, Phillip Schopper
Producer: Keith Patterson, Phillip Schopper, Curry Glassell, Jack Lofton
Editor: Phillip Schopper
Associate Producer: Nancy Talcott
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Composer: Michael Bacon
Supervising Producer: Jacqueline Glover
Cast: Ann Richards, President Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Willie Nelson, Liz Smith, Michael Dukakis
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.