Fiery First Trailer for 'Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins' Doc

"Any time you do the kind of work Molly did, there's a price to pay for it." Magnolia Pictures has debuted an official trailer for the documentary Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The doc film also won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival in the spring. Raise Hell 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. Reviews say the film is a "slick, enjoyable documentary pays tribute to the wit and wisdom of the firebrand Texas political commentator." Seems like her honest voice is just as relevant today as ever.

Here's the trailer for Janice Engel's doc Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins, from YouTube:

Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins Poster

Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins Poster

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 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! Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins is directed by producer / filmmaker Janice Engel, now making her feature directorial debut after working for years in reality TV, including producing numerous episodes of "Hollywood Treasure". The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at the SXSW, Seattle, San Francisco, and AFI Docs Film Festivals. Magnolia Pics will release Engel's Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins doc in select US theaters starting on August 30th later this month. For more, visit the official website. Thoughts?