Raise Hell: The Life And Times Of Molly Ivins

Tuesday, Wednesday, February 18, 19, 2pm
Teatro Santa Ana, Reloj 50-A

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 the 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!

About the Producer:

Carlisle Vandervoort is a born and bred Houstonian, whom after successful careers in both film production and promotions/public relations in NYC and LA, returned to Houston. Carlisle shares much with Molly Ivins in addition to the trappings of a privileged childhood of private schools and the debutante party circuit. Both had family involved in backroom business dealings in the oil and gas business during the 1960s as that industry was coming of age. Activism runs deep in Carlisle’s roots and she invokes the true Texas spirit that Molly Ivins embodied. Her paternal grandmother took on the race issue in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s as an early advocate of school integration while serving on the Houston School Board. This position resulted in vitriolic hate mail and cross burnings in her front yard. Continuing in her grandmother’s shoes, Carlisle has been a GLBT rights activist for near three decades.


We are happy to announce our 2020 season of great documentary films and filmmakers!

Next year’s screenings will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00pm at the Biblioteca’s Teatro Santa Ana (Calle Reloj 50A). As always, the filmmakers will be on hand for Q&As and proceeds will benefit children’s programming at the library. To date, REEL DOCS has donated over $600,000 pesos to the Biblioteca Pública!

Tickets ($150 pesos, including margarita/limonada receptions) will go on sale in early February.
We will send an email to give you a heads-up once the theater box office is live.

Please note: we anticipate that these films will sell out and that there may be waiting lists for admission, so even if you buy tickets in advance, please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime; unclaimed seats will be released at showtime and may be used to seat other patrons.

Below is the schedule; for more information about the filmmakers and to watch the movie trailers, please see online.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!



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