BREAKTHROUGH WOMEN IN FILM, RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

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Bvlgari Hotel London

171 Knightsbridge

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Bvlgari Hotel London’s Breakthrough Women in Film Series has returned for its third season, having launched in November 2019 and then running monthly from January through to March 2020. Bvlgari Hotel London’s private Screening Room will host a series of four preview film screenings championing female filmmakers and female-driven storylines. Guests will have the opportunity to watch a world-class pre-release film, as well as discovering the backstory of each project. Prior to the film, ticket holders can also enjoy canapés, along with Champagne and wines selected by the hotel’s expert sommelier.

As part of the series, Bvlgari Hotel London is proud to be hosting the European premiere of Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins. The film’s director Janice Engel will be travelling from Los Angeles to host the event and participate in the post-screening Q&A, alongside the film’s producer Carlisle Vandervoort.

This timely new documentary 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. Some crusading journalists write with a scalpel, others with a scythe. Molly Ivins, who famously called President George W. Bush “Shrub,” used both. She was funny and mean, clever and sincere; most of all she was political to the bone. The movie follows Ivins’s professional and political evolutions, adding piquant details, quotes and testimonials along the way. The film premiered at Sundance in 2019 and took home several audience awards at SWSW, MSIPP, and many more. The Playlist called the film: “One of the funniest and most entertaining docs in recent memory.”

Highlighting and supporting intelligent, imaginative and inspiring female-focused projects and talent, Bvlgari Hotel London is solidifying its commitment to the arts and its creative patronage of female talent. Secure your place here in exchange for a suggeted £20 donation to Bvlgari Hotel London's chosen charity, Save The Children on checkout.

Drinks and Canapes from: 18.30

Film Commences: 19.15

Followed by a Q&A: with writer and director Janice Engel, alongside the film’s producer Carlisle Vandervoort

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