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‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’ Subject and Directors on Oscar-Contending Doc, Gun Violence

Few documentaries have ever featured as inspiring a subject as Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down, through which the Oscar-nominated directors of 2018’s RBG, Julie Cohen and Betsy West, profile the eponymous former U.S. congresswoman who was shot in the head while meeting with Tucson constituents in 2011 — and who has since fought her way back […]

Gabby Giffords Comes to Hollywood As Senate Reaches Gun Safety Deal

“I’m optimistic,” Gabby Giffords, the former U.S. congresswoman from Arizona, told me when I caught up with her on Tuesday in Hollywood, where she was attending an advance screening of Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s new documentary Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down just hours after an historic deal to pass limited gun safety reforms was struck in […]

‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down’: Film Review | SXSW 2022

Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords' gradual recovery after a 2011 shooting is at the center of this new documentary from 'RBG' directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

“Pauli’s Actual Voice Was So Strong That We Didn’t Want to Dilute That”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’ Directors, Producer and Editor

Amazon Studios’ My Name Is Pauli Murray is Hollywood’s first significant look at the 20th century multiracial Black LGBTQ legal scholar and human rights activist of the documentary’s title, and reveals Murray’s eventual influence in shaping the Supreme Court’s equal protection laws. In a conversation with THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, co-writers and co-directors […]