Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2019
  • Running time: 93 min
RAISE HELL is the story of Molly Ivins, the outspoken political columnist and Texas maverick who spoke truth to power and gave voice to those that had none. Molly used humor like Mark Twain --- to skewer the powerful, protect the helpless, and to shine... read more
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RAISE HELL is the story of Molly Ivins, the outspoken political columnist and Texas maverick who spoke truth to power and gave voice to those that had none. Molly used humor like Mark Twain --- to skewer the powerful, protect the helpless, and to shine a light on bad government. Six-foot tall with flaming red hair, Molly was a fearless reporter who stopped at nothing, not even death threats, to speak truth. 
 
 At the height of her popularity, 400 newspapers carried her column. Her blistering way with words was feared by the political elite on all sides of the aisle, but her refreshing critique and big heart garnered a die-hard following from around the country. From her lonely perch in the heart of the deep red South, Molly warned the country about George W Bush’s temperament and non-existent political record. It was she who dubbed him “Shrub: the little Bush”.
 
Though Ivins died from cancer in 2007, filmmaker Janice Engel crafts a highly entertaining film that radiantly brings Ivins’ wit and political wisdom back to life. Her messaging and brand of commentary strikes a particular chord in today’s hostile political climate. With her death, the nation lost a freedom fighter that charged us to continue to Raise Hell.

Original Release

08/30/2019

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Cast

Harold Cook Self - Political Commentator / Himself
Andy Ivins Himself / Self / Herself
Charles Kaiser Himself / Self
Paul Krugman Himself / Self
Anne Lamott Herself / Self
Linda Jann Lewis Herself / Self
Myra MacPherson Herself / Self
Rachel Maddow Herself / Self
Marty Maley Himself / Self
Sara Ivins Maley Herself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Janice Engel

Writers

Janice Engel, Monique Zavistovski

Cast

Harold Cook Self - Political Commentator / Himself
Andy Ivins Himself / Self / Herself
Charles Kaiser Himself / Self
Paul Krugman Himself / Self
Anne Lamott Herself / Self
Linda Jann Lewis Herself / Self
Myra MacPherson Herself / Self
Rachel Maddow Herself / Self
Marty Maley Himself / Self
Sara Ivins Maley Herself / Self
Dave McNeely Himself / Self
Betsy Moon Herself / Self
Muffie Moroney Herself / Self
Victor Navasky Himself / Self
Kaye Northcott Herself / Self
Terry O'Rourke Himself / Self
Dan Rather Himself / Self
Anne Siefert Herself / Self
Sara Speights Herself / Self
Ellen Sweets Herself / Self

Producers

Leslie Berriman Executive Producer
Katy Drake Bettner Executive Producer
Lisa Kaufman Executive Producer
Mark Kaufman Executive Producer
Nion McEvoy Executive Producer
Janice Engel Producer
Rhonda Eiffe Producer
Amber Howell Producer
Nancy Stephens Producer
Carlisle Vandervoort Producer
Jeryl Jagoda Producer
James Egan Producer

Editors

Monique Zavistovski

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