This documentary tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins. She is six feet of Texas trouble who took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, popular TV pundit, Molly had a nation of "fans" and "frenemies." She courageously spoke truth to power and it cost her more than once. But Molly always served up her quality reportage with a heaping dollop of humor and razor-sharp wit.
At the height of her popularity, 400 newspapers carried her column. Molly's words have proved prescient. 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 spoke from the heart. She gave voice to people who didn't have one, and she never stopped raisin' hell. When she died in 2007, the nation lost a true champion and a woman who seemed to be afraid of nothing.
"The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion." - Molly Ivins
General Admission: $8
Location: Auburn State Theatre
985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Box Office: www.livefromauburn.com or 530-885-0156