Some of you might be too young to remember what it was like to live through the George W Bush years, but they were not great. Yeah, it was a cakewalk compared to the Trump era, but we didn’t now that at the time. The Daily Show helped keep sanity afloat, but if you wanted an even harder edge - one that was just as likely to cut folks you actually liked - it was always good to hear from Molly Ivins, whose Texas bona fides made her a perfect foil for the politics of that era.
Ivins died in 2007 and her perspective is definitely missed. As such, I highly recommend Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, a new doc that explores her life and career, usually through her own voice. A new trailer just dropped, and you can check it out below:
The film is a special treat if you live in Texas as it is getting an early release August 30 before expanding further in September. Furthermore, on August 28, there will be a special screening at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar featuring a Q&A with Richard Linklater, Jim Hightower, Emily Ramshaw and director Janice Engel. This will be live-streamed to the following Texas Alamo Drafthouse locations:
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands, DFW
Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas, DFW
Alamo Drafthouse North Richland Hills, DFW
Alamo Drafthouse Denton, DFW
Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra, Houston
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, Lubbock
Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo, El Paso
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, Austin
Alamo Drafthouse Park North, San Antonio
Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak, San Antonio
Alamo Drafthouse Laredo, Laredo
Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi
You can buy tickets here!