Tuesday, 05. November 2019, Rodeo Cinema - Oklahoma City, Raise ****: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins - Oklahoma City

from 05. November 2019 - 19:00 till 21:00

Rodeo Cinema - Oklahoma City

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Join The Observer family for an exclusive "friend-raiser" event, screening the acclaimed new documentary Raise ****: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.
Molly’s sidesplitting commentaries graced The Observer’s pages for a quarter-century, deploying both scalpel and sledgehammer to brilliantly skewer rightwing nuts, greedy corporatists and venal politicians.
“The importance of Raise **** is that it’s not only directed at today’s gray-haired Molly lovers who knew and delighted in her work back when,” writes her friend and Observer columnist Jim Hightower, “but that it also speaks to the next generation of activists.
“They might not know her writings, but they can be moved by her example to do more, dig deeper, get a little noisier, and become more creative and more insistent on whacking pompous plutocrats and asinine autocrats right in their collective snouts – then go have some beers and an uproarious laugh.”
Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, who worked alongside Molly for five years at the Dallas Times Herald, will offer his reminiscences of their time together covering Texas' one-of-a-kind politics.
Proceeds from the Oklahoma City and Tulsa screenings benefit The Oklahoma Observer, now in our 51 st year of Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable.
Come help us celebrate the memory of two progressive giants – our beloved Founding Editor Frosty Troy and our colleague Molly Ivins – and gear up for what promises to be a rollicking 2020!

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