Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

RAISE HELL is the story of Molly Ivins, the political columnist and Texas maverick that spoke truth to power and gave voice to those that had none. The first woman to co-edit The Texas Observer, she took on the good ol’ boys, cracking wise and drinking them under the table. At the height of her popularity 400 newspapers carried her column. She railed against “Big Bidness” in government, and often said, “Texas is the national laboratory for bad gub’ment.” Prescient words as the “Texification” of U.S. politics: anti-intellectualism, public religiosity and machismo is here. With her death in 2007, the nation lost a freedom fighter that charged us to continue to Raise Hell.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Director:

Janice Engel

Executive Producer:

Katy Drake Bettner, Mark Kaufmann, Lisa Kaufmann

Producer:

James Egan, Janice Engel, Carlisle Vandervoort,

Screenwriter:

Janice Engel, Monique Zavistovski

Cinematographer:

Kristy Tully, Dave Eberts, John Carrithers

Editor:

Monique Zavistovski

Music:

Ethan Gruska

Principal Cast:

Dan Rather, Rachel Maddow, Cecile Richards, Jim Hightower, Paul Krugman, Victor Navasky, Paul Begala, Lou Dubose, Anne LaMott

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Amber Howell, Creative Consultant: Maryedith Burrell, Consulting Editor: Kate Amend, Additional Editor: Janice Engel, Music Supervisor: Ian Herbert, Social Media Producer: Jeryl Jagoda, Post Production Supervisor: Aaron Howell, Content Consultant: Betsy Moon

Contact

Distributor:

Cinetic Media
Eric@cineticmedia.com

Public Film Contact:

Carlisle Vandervoort
TMIP, LLc
carlislevh@gmail.com
832 483 7288

Publicity Contact:

Mark Pogachefsky
mpogachefsky@mprm.com
323-933-3399

Sales Agent:

Eric Sloss