Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

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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Janice Engel



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


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Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 90:40 mins