November 28, 2022
The HBO Original documentary film Pelosi in the House debuts Dec. 13 on HBO (9-10:50 p.m. ET/PT) and on HBO Max.
In her 14th documentary film for HBO, documentarian Alexandra Pelosi (HBO’s Emmy-winning Journeys With George, Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County, Diary of a Political Tourist, The Words That Built America) offers a candid, behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life of her mother and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi through her career milestones leading up to the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in January 2021. Filmed in a cinéma vérité style over the course of three decades, Pelosi in the House provides a unique, longitudinal window into the life of a longstanding Democratic politician and history in the making.
The film goes behind the headlines as it tracks Pelosi’s life in public office from her election to Congress in 1987 and becoming the first female Speaker of the House in 2007 through the 2020 election and President Biden’s inauguration. Following Pelosi at both work and home in real time during consequential political moments in the country’s recent history, the film offers a unique look at American politics through her efforts on the Affordable Care Act, the COVID-19 relief package, two impeachments as well as a record of the events of Jan. 6, 2021, following Pelosi and other lawmakers at a secure location as the crisis unfolded.