october 2019

This is a repeating event

mon14oct7:30 pm9:00 pmRaise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019)7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

Raise Hell: The Life & 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 her political allies laughing and her opponents craving ink in her columns. Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan, Ivins was politically blue in a scarlet red state and unabashedly brash in her (in)famously lauded political assessments. A workaholic and one of the last superstar newspaper columnists, she traded conventional relationships and intimacy for beer, a solid typewriter, and boots made for muckraking — dedicating four decades of her signature, droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies. Director Janice Engel gives Raise Hell such momentum that viewers will be quickly swept up in its sights and sounds; using the chronology of Ivins’s life as a narrative spine, Engel delivers the up-close and personal, deploying archival material and interviews to fill in a picture of a bookish child turned freethinker and one of the most important and independent political voices in post-Watergate American history.


(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Tampa Theatre

711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602