Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down

In-person Q&A with Dyanna Taylor, Dir. of Photography
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30pm | $15

From the Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind RBG and Julia, comes a new documentary on the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle for gun violence prevention and in promoting understanding of the language condition aphasia.

“Harrowing … and inspiring in equal measures”

–Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

The film, directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, features extensive verité filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with President Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death experience, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by an act of violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.

Director of Photography, Dyanna Taylor, will be in-person for a Q&A session along with special pre-recorded videos with Senator Mark Kelly and others.


Dyanna Taylor is a two-time Emmy award-winning Cinematographer and Director of Photography. Her prominent career in documentaries and features has earned her a Peabody Award and the honored Muse Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement in Cinematography from New York Women in Film and Television. Her extensive credits include work for all of the major network and cable media organizations including HBO, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS and Nat Geo.