Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Documentary | PG | 93 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Fri, Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Feb 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG - for some coarse language
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Janice Engel
Cast:Harold Cook
Jim Hightower
Andy Ivins
Produced By:James Egan
Janice Engel
Carlisle Vandervoort
Screenwriter:Janice Engel
Monique Zavistovski
Music By:Ian Herbert


“This movie just a hoot and a half.” - Christy Lemire, FilmWeek

“Janice Engel's loving portrait of perhaps the most famous liberal journalist in Texas history (there must be a few others, right?) feels a bit like a pitch for a biopic. That is to say, it's more portrait than story.” - Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader

“With free speech under attack, and truth-telling seemingly in short supply, 'Raise Hell' offers an entertaining and bracing look at one of journalism's least punch-pulling practitioners.” - Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Awards: 4 Wins, 1 Nomination
Winner, Best Documentary, Film Club’s The Lost Weekend, 2019
Winner, Women in Film Award, Milwaukee Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Choice Award, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2019
Nominee, Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Award, Festival Favourites, SXSW Film Festival, 2019

Tickets are available here online, or at the Uptown Theatre on the day of screening. Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

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