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Ann Richards' Texas (2012)

In a state where even the road signs are macho, an unlikely political outsider emerged to take on the power structure. The leader who came of age during the high tide of modern conservatism, changing Texas and the country - did it in heels.
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Ann Richards ... Self
Tom Brokaw ... Self
Bill Clinton ... Self
Dolly Parton ... Self
Dan Rather ... Self
Nancy Pelosi ... Self
Michael Dukakis ... Self
Willie Nelson ... Self
Paul Begala ... Self
Mark McKinnon ... Self
Wayne Slater Wayne Slater ... Self
Jerry Jeff Walker Jerry Jeff Walker ... Self
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Jack Abramoff
Marc H. Morial Marc H. Morial ... Self
Sarah Weddington Sarah Weddington ... Self
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In a state where even the road signs are macho, an unlikely political outsider emerged to take on the power structure. The leader who came of age during the high tide of modern conservatism, changing Texas and the country - did it in heels.

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Before Bush, big hair and heels ran Texas.


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Excellent documentary on women in power
8 December 2012 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary on not just Ann Richards in Texas but also the history of women elected to office in the U.S.

We learn about Gov Richards' history in helping John Kennedy get elected, then helping other women get elected, and then getting pushed to run for office herself.

It's very funny because Gov Richards has a good sense of humor. The film is also a sharp commentary on the difficulties that women can have in getting elected in terms of raising money and dealing with personal attacks.

Gov Richards made some progressive changes in Texas that George Bush later eliminated. We see the ways in which people with money can dominate and prevent improvements in conditions in this country.

It is very relevant to today's political situation.


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English

Release Date:

24 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Backwards and in High Heels See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Newcoast Entertainment See more »
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