Marlo Poras’ charming and thrilling documentary feature, Run Granny Run, will have its HBO premiere on Thursday, October 18. And you don’t wanna miss it. The film, which won the Documentary Competition Audience Award at its SXSW 2007 world premiere, is an entertaining and insightful look at the political process. It all goes down from the perspective of Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who ran for a New Hampshire Senate seat at the age of 94. Check out the official HBO page. Also, be sure to read the recent Associated Press article about the film, which includes:
“Run Granny Run,” by Brooklyn, N.Y., filmmaker Marlo Poras, depicts Haddock’s 2004 decision — with no money and no campaign experience — to go from an activist for voter registration to actively seeking votes in a campaign against Republican Sen. Judd Gregg.
The documentary initially had been planned as a road-trip film chronicling Haddock’s efforts in swing states to register women and minorities to vote during a critical election year. But when the presumptive Democratic nominee dropped out of the Senate race — over financial fraud by his campaign manager — Haddock jumped in on the last day to file. As her subject’s path veered in a new direction, Poras, camera in hand, decided to hang on.