The Review to host Molly Ivins (’62) documentary screening

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The Review to host Molly Ivins (’62) documentary screening

The Review will screen a documentary of Molly Ivins's life story, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Annex open to the SJS community.

The Review will screen a documentary of Molly Ivins's life story, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Annex open to the SJS community.

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The Review will screen a documentary of Molly Ivins's life story, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Annex open to the SJS community.

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The Review will screen a documentary of Molly Ivins's life story, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Annex open to the SJS community.

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During her years at St. John’s, Molly Ivins (‘62), a nationally recognized columnist and best-selling author in the 1980s and 90s, wrote for The Review and became a lifetime member of Johnnycake and the Fine Arts community. 

The Review will screen a documentary of her life story, “Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins,” on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Fine Arts Annex near the VST open to the SJS community.

The documentary tells Ivins’ life story, beginning with her childhood debates with her father, who held conservative political views on topics such as civil rights. After graduating from Smith College, Ivins attended the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and later became a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, the New York Times and the Dallas Times-Herald.

In one of the documentary’s pivotal points, the Minneapolis Tribune refused to allow Ivins to write, claiming that her opinions were too biased. Determined to continue writing, Ivins joined a left-leaning publication, The Texas Observer in Austin, that allowed her to publish her opinions. The op-eds Ivins published in the New York Times and the Dallas Times-Herald gained her national recognition.

To watch the full documentary, join The Review staff, editors and advisers this Friday in the Fine Arts Annex from 4-6 p.m. RSVP here.

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