Reel Docs: “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” [] Teatro Santa Ana at La Biblioteca

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  • RAISE HELL:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

    Tuesday and Wednesday,
    February 18 and 19 at 2PM

    93 minutes

    Meet Producer Carlisle Vandervoort


    ABOUT THE FILM:

    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!

     

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    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


     

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