Join Us For a Screening of ‘Raise Hell’

Molly is our legend. Her editorial run at the Texas Observer lasted six years, from 1970 through 1976, when we lent her back to the wider world. Thing is, she never quite left: Her irreverence and irrepressibility continue to help define the Observer. In lieu of our annual celebration of Molly during her namesake national journalism prize gala, which was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, we thought we would honor Molly on her birthday, August 30, with a virtual toast to her memory and a special screening of the documentary, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.

We’ll kick things off with a toast and a few quick words over Zoom from some special guests at 5 p.m. CST on August 30. We’ll then have a countdown clock to press play on the film, which will be provided to all ticket holders via a private link.

Early-bird ticket rates of $25 are available until August 7, after which they’ll increase to $40. There are additional ticket packages also available that come with some extra perks. All tickets purchased count as a tax-deductible donation to the Texas Observer, and fully go toward producing our award-winning journalism.

Ticket sales will close at 12pm noon CST on Sunday, August 30. 

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