The El Paso Film Festival turned a bit political Saturday night after protestors lined up outside the Plaza Theatre.
Demonstrators headed to watch a movie titled “Run like the Devil.” It wasn’t the documentary itself they were protesting, but one of the politicians featured in the documentary.
Ted Cruz supporters took advantage of El Paso’s showing of the documentary which features the 2018 Senate Race between Cruz and Beto O’Rourke. Protestors held up signs supporting Cruz.
“We will see how the film documents the race, to make sure that it is documenting it fairly. And we hope that the people of El Paso look at the issues and vote on the issues and not just on the name of the party,” said Bob Pena, the Executive Director of the Republican Party in El Paso.
The director said “Run like the Devil” is a non-partisan film. The documentary has already been shown in a few other cities. This is the first protest the director says he has seen since its showings.
“People are very passionate about this election. It’s great that people can protest peacefully. People have a lot invested in this race. It’s part of why we decided to make the film,” said Steve Mims, the “Run like the Devil” Director.
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