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German Premiere

Shouting Down Midnight

Documentary Film United States 2022
By: Gretchen Stoeltje
Tue, 18 October 2022, 6:00 PM

Screened at SXSW 2022, this documentary chronicles former Texas Senator Wendy Davis' fight against a proposed abortion law and shows its impact on a new generation of activists.

The Capitol is filled to capacity for the first time in its history, and people around the world are watching: In 2013, Democrat Wendy Davis railed for nearly eleven hours against a proposed Texas abortion law to defend Texas women's access to reproductive health care. Filibuster is the name of this tactic of fatigue speech to prevent a timely vote on a bill. Numerous women are supporting the Senator with their true stories.

The documentary SHOUTING DOWN MIDNIGHT tells the story of the women whose letters Senator Davis read during the filibuster, Senator Davis himself, and a young activist who chose her fate that day. Director Gretchen Stoeltje follows these women to understand how that day changed their lives and why the fight for reproductive freedom is more important than ever.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Shouting Down Midnight
Genre
Documentary Film Feature Film
Release Date
16.03.2022
Release as
German Premiere
Country
  • United States
Length
100 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • English
Color Format
  • Color

Crew

Director
Gretchen Stoeltje
A Texas-based filmmaker, director Gretchen Stoeltje makes independent documentaries centering on women's experiences. VENOM IN A JAR, A KISS FROM THE QUEEN explores the role of Miss Snake Charmer, … More

Camera
Amy Bench
Sound Design
Nick Patronella
Music
Megan Carnes
Editing
Nina Vizcarrondo
Producer
Kristi Frazier Katy Drake Bettner
Executive Producer
Richard Linklater Michael Esposito Suzanne Lerner Barbara Dobkin

Cast

Wendy Davis (Main Character)

Distribution

Producer
4th Pearl Productions, LLC
World Sales
Visit Films
140 Havemeyer St. Brooklyn, NY 11211
https://www.visitfilms.com/

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