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Run Granny Run

4.9 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Doris Haddock-- Granny D-- is the nation's oldest political newcomer. A former housewife and office assistant, Doris was happily retired for over 20 years--but when her husband died, she needed a reason to live. So at the age of 90, she laced up her sneakers and walked across the United States to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Her epic journey galvanized popular attention to a political system gone awry, but for Doris the walk was a warm up. Now 94 and still fed up with politics as usual, she jumps at an unexpected chance to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Judd Gregg (an intellectual sparring partner of George W. Bush). With just 4 months until Election Day, this great-grandmother of sixteen faces a series of challenges that would be daunting for a candidate of any age. Doris and her motley crew of political aces and amateurs work against all odds to craft a feisty campaign that personifies her democratic ideals of , by and for the people. A tale of doggedness versus dollars, grit against greenbacks, RUN GRANNY RUN is an unlikely portrait of a remarkable activist and citizen.

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  • Actors: Doris Haddock
  • Directors: Marlo Poras
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: HART SHARP VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VS6R1W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,427 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This film is about so much more than an unexpected Senate run by a senior citizen. It is about making the most of every minute of our lives, of one woman's determination to help make the world a better place and step up to the plate in spite of a million reasons not to. It's about age, yet it's not just about age. We see through Doris's eyes how an elderly person is sometimes dismissed and treated like a child, in spite of an obviously quick mind and reported history as a smart and successful businesswoman. Yet we also see Doris as the "regular citizen" who fights for what she believes in and doesn't wait for others to do it -- a lesson we all can learn at any age. I loved this film!
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Filmmaker Marlo Poras has done it again with another beautiful documentary film that captures the heart, soul, and courage of an American original, Doris "Granny D" Haddock. At the age of 90 she walks across the US to bring attention to corruption in politics, and at the age of 94 she runs for the US senate! I can't even get up in the morning and put on pants! Poras frames the life of this troublemaker in both intimate and expansive ways, connecting her own struggles as a great great grandmother fighting mortality and a citizen fighting to make America the country worth being proud of again. A marvelous film.
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Granny D is an amazing story that should inspire anyone to say, "I can do it, or at least, I can try". Her spirit is wonderful to see and anyone who cares about anything should see this and realize how to truly make meaningful change.
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This film is just so inspirational, I absolutely love this woman and she provides such a fresh perspective on the vast political spectrum. This is a great film and "Granny D" is amazing.
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This film provides insight into Granny D's senate run in New Hampshire. It also covers her cross-country walk for campaign finance reform, which culminated in the McCain-Feingold Act.
The film has many lovely shots of New Hampshire, planning sessions at Granny's house, and the work her campaign did to put a little pressure on the Republican incumbent, Judd Gregg. It also didn't edit out the hard work of politics nor the moments when Granny was in a bad mood or feeling sort of overwhelmed by the demands being put on her. There's a hilarious scene when she's preparing for her televised debate with the professional politician. She stumbled early on in the actual debate, but ended up making many important points.
We need for more progressive people to run for office, advocate for various causes, and otherwise make their voices heard.

For a magazine that regularly covers grassroots citizen action throughout the US and abroad, I'd recommend Yes!
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A home movie type tribute to the campaign of Doris Haddock who is a great citizen who does not want special interest running this country into the ground and fought for it. The recent financial meltdown is a direct result of the corruption that exists in Washington and Wall Street, against which she fought. I also feel hat campaign financing reform is absolutely essential in returning the control back to the people and out of the hands of the special interests
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I've been a huge fan of Marlo Poras's filmmaking since Mai's America, and Run Granny Run is an extraordinary film. It's not just that Granny D is such a smart and inspirational woman. It's that her actions open our eyes in a very powerful way to the fact that "democracy is not something we HAVE, it's something we DO."
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