37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Directed by Jesse Moss (Boys State), this film uses unprecedented access to South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, his husband Chasten, and members of their campaign team from the days before he becomes the first openly gay presidential candidate, through his historic Iowa Caucus victory and campaign, and to his joining the Biden administration as the nation’s first LGBTQIA+ cabinet member. This film is a fascinating look inside one of the most intense campaign cycles of our time, and a powerful story of perseverance and politics. Discussion with filmmaker Jesse Moss moderated by Ted Johnson (Deadline)

Supported by UVA Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This film is part of the LGBTQIA+ Focus series. 


Friday, October 29


5:45 PM


Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Jesse Moss

Runtime: 96 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg.