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Synopsis

Feisty, fiery, tough, unafraid, a force of nature & and funny as hell. These are a few of the words used to describe  Ann Richards, one of the most charismatic American political figures of the last 30 years. All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State chronicles Richards remarkable life, tracing her origins as a young girl growing up poor in rural Texas, to her life as a sociable suburban housewife and mother, to her rise from schoolteacher to politician. Richards was a County Commissioner before being elected to State Treasurer, which eventually led her to the governorship  the first woman to be elected to that office in the state of Texas. Never one to back away from a fight, the sharp-witted Richards took on conservatives in her state on key issues, and stood toe-to-toe against a string of mud-slinging male opponents in political elections. The 83-minute film features extensive footage and first-person interviews with Richards, whose natural charm, can do attitude and trademark coif of shocking white hair made her an icon around the country. A film by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper, the documentary features interviews with notables such as Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Michael Dukakis and others.

A film by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper; produced by Keith Patterson, Phillip Schopper, Curry Glassell, Jack Lofton; edited by Phillip Schopper; original music by Michael Bacon; supervising producer, Jacqueline Glover; executive producer, Sheila Nevins

Ann Richards

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State