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Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins – 7PM

February 21 @ 7:00 pm


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.

Reel Stories is sponsored by Busch Systems, Digital Giants, Michael & Marion’s, Netgain, Plumbtech Plumbing, Stewart Esten LLP, Ingrid and John Van Der Marel.



February 21
7:00 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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