In Person: Filmmaker Steve Mims
The MFAH hosts the Houston stop on the state-wide tour of this new documentary. Run Like the Devil chronicles the energetic and impassioned 2018 race for the U.S. Senate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas). Filmmaker Steve Mims takes a nonpartisan look at the candidates and their tireless efforts to communicate with voters across the Lone Star State. Campaign-trail interviews with Cruz and O’Rourke—interwoven with stories from political insiders including Mark McKinnon and Evan Smith—create a vivid, timely, and exhausting account of a uniquely Texan campaign.
About the Filmmaker
The work of award-winning commercial director and independent filmmaker Steve Mims has screened internationally in festivals, theatrically, and on TV. His 2016 Starving the Beast documented the defunding and reform of public universities across America. “Please Re-elect Gerald,” a 2016 political ad, won numerous awards, including a Lone Star Emmy. His 2011 documentary Incendiary: The Willingham Case won the SXSW Louis Black Award, the Innocence Network Journalism Award, and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Media Award. Mims earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s at the University of Texas at Austin.