Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her acerbic 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!
Screening of film is followed by a moderated post-film conversation with Director/Producer Janice Engel.
Janice Engel, Director/Producer
Award-winning filmmaker and showrunner, Janice Engel has made numerous documentaries, non-fiction television specials and series including: JACKSON BROWNE: GOING HOME (Cable Ace-Award), TED HAWKINS AMAZING GRACE (Rose D’Or Special Jury Prize) and the docu-series, ADDICTED (Prism Award.) Under her own banner, she co-created WHAT WE CARRY, an ongoing multi-media documentary series dedicated to preserving Holocaust survivors’ stories. Premiered at The Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and housed in the permanent collection at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, WHAT WE CARRY has been viewed by 50,000 + people. Janice is a professor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, where she teaches documentary film. She is a member of the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, she enjoys her tenure as Vice-President of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and lives in Los Feliz with her wife and two dogs.