Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Documentary Rated: NR 93 min
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
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Raise Hell is a documentary about a different kind of journalist from Mike Wallace, one who used rapier wit instead of probing questions. She was the celebrated national political columnist and Texan Molly Ivins, ironically the daughter of a conservative oil and gas executive, who never hesitated to speak truth to power. Directed by Janice Engel.

“Engel gives Raise Hell such momentum—it’s a whoosh of a movie—that you are quickly swept up in its sights and sounds. There’s a lot to take in.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Smart and entertaining, just like its subject.” — Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter
“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
directed by
Janice Engel
written by
Janice Engel, Monique Zavistovski
Harold Cook, Jim Hightower, Andy Ivins
production company
Gunslinger Productions, Two Rivers Productions, Wild at Heart Films