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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – 7PM
February 21 @ 7:00 pm$10
Friday, February 21, 2020 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 12:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Co-written and Directed by: Janice Engel
With: Harold Cook, Jim Hightower, Andy Ivins
Documentary, PG for coarse language, violence, 93 minutes (USA)
“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
RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & 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 razor sharp 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!
AWARDS: 4 Wins, 1 Nomination
Winner, Best Documentary, Film Club’s The Lost Weekend, 2019
Winner, Women in Film Award, Milwaukee Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Choice Award, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2019
Nominee, Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Audience Award, Festival Favourites, SXSW Film Festival, 2019
Tickets are available online By Clicking Here, or at the Uptown Theatre during the festival (Feb 20-23, 2020). Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.
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