Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins


The Main 1 Sun, Apr 7, 2019 4:30 PM
The Main 2 Sun, Apr 7, 2019 5:30 PM
The Main 3 Wed, Apr 24, 2019 7:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:Special Presentations
Women & Film
Spotlight: Disruption
Tags:Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2019
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:Cinetic
Director:Janice Engel
Producer:James Egan
Janice Engel
Carlisle Vandervoort
Screenwriter:Janice Engel
Monique Zavistovski
Editor:Monique Zavistovski


Director Janice Engel Attending!

This documentary feature from Janice Engel profiles trailblazing journalist Molly Ivins, a media powerhouse who made it her mission to stand against political and social corruption, raising hell one full-bodied laugh at a time. Born in Houston, Texas, Ivins earned her Master's degree at Columbia University's School of Journalism and went on to study in Paris at the Institute of Political Sciences during the 1960s. As a new voice in the industry, Ivins was hired at the Minneapolis Tribune, where she was eventually named the city's first female police reporter. Before long, she was writing for the New York Times. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ivins' diverse, decorated and influential career. While Ivins' legacy continues to inspire young voices, this inspired and awe-inspiring doc makes one thing clear–Molly Ivins was one of a kind.

April 7 Reception

Hosted by the MSP Film Society/MSPIFF in partnership with the Star Tribune
Sunday, April 7 | 4:30pm Screening; 6:30pm-8:30pm Reception
St. Anthony Main Theatre/A-Mill Artist Lofts | Reception free to Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Ticket Holders

Our tribute to the remarkable columnist Molly Ivins begins with a screening of Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. Raise Hell tells the story of Texan media firebrand Molly Ivins, who got her start in journalism at the Minneapolis Tribune and with humor and brilliance took on the Good Old Boy status quo throughout her illustrious career. After the film, your ticket gives you admission to a meet and greet with the award-winning film's creators, Janice Engel (Director) and James Egan (Producer). Enjoy plentiful appetizers and drinks as we celebrate Molly's legacy of journalistic activism.

Director Biography

Janice Engel

Janice Engel is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and producer. She has received a number of awards for her work in both documentary film and television, and is prominently known for being a showrunner of the docu-series, Addicted (10).


"Often hilarious and always a delight, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is the conversational, down-home story of the Smith College-educated Texan who found herself bouncing around the country to find her voice." - The Film Stage