SXSW ‘Shouting Down Midnight’ Earns Raves, Features Texas Collaboration

The biggest film festival in Texas launched a powerful and thought-provoking collaboration between two Lone Star State stalwarts. Texas-based charlieuniformtango teamed up with Austin Director Gretchen Stoeltje’s on her compelling new documentary, “Shouting Down Midnight,” which premiered at SXSW this month. The film chronicles former Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ 2013 abortion filibuster and its impact on those still fighting today to protect women’s rights. Early reviews have been consistently powerful: Thoughtful, heartfelt, absorbing, informative, ardent… 

“It’s an important film. All of us at Tango were honored to partner on the making of it,” said Keith Munley, charlieuniformtango Austin Executive Producer. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with the film’s director and producers to help tell the story of this historic moment. It really was a labor of love for all of us. Nick Patronella and Artie Peña spent all of February working on the color and sound. Nick just welcomed his second child, daughter Layla, and started the sound edit from home – usually with Layla on his lap. The challenge of any documentary is to find ways to convey the inherent power of Truth. This film does that: The scene at the end, when the cheering, chanting crowd helps an exhausted Wendy Davis make it past the filibuster’s midnight deadline, still gets me every time.”

The charlieuniformtango and Shouting Down Midnight team at SXSW: Nick Patronella, Kristi Frazier (producer), Artie Pena, Gretchen Stoeltje (director), Wendy Davis, Kim Tarter, Katie Allison, Keith Munley

Here is your first look at Shouting Down Midnight:

For more about this SXSW selection, head to shoutingdownmidnight.com


Director: Gretchen Stoeltje

Poster Design: Yen Tan

Fiscal Sponsor: Motion Image Arts & Education

Post Production Facility: charlieuniformtango, Austin, Texas

Executive Producer: Keith Munley

Post Production Producer: Marlee Cutbirth

Operations Manager: David Hannah

DI Editor/Colorist: Artie Peña

Color/Audio Assistant: Katie Allison

Client Services: Kim Tartar

Production Sound Services: charlieuniformtango, Austin & Dallas, Texas

Sound Editor/Mixer: Nick Patronella

Closed Captioning: Cut-n-Crunch

Additional Interviews: Leticia Van De Putte Interview (2013)

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