American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Directed by Grace Lee

GALA PRESENTATIONS / USA / 2013 / Documentary, Social Issue / 82 mins / English / Color


CAAMFest is proud to highlight the work of director Grace Lee, known for her acclaimed films JANEANE FROM DES MOINES and THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, as this year’s Spotlight. In addition to screening her films AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS and AMERICAN ZOMBIE at this year’s festival, Lee will be in attendance discussing her experiences in modern cinema at the event, In Conversation With Grace Lee.

Those familiar with Grace Lee Boggs know her as a celebrated activist, author, philosopher who was an unexpected and ground shattering voice within the African American movement. With over 70 years devoted to civil rights, Grace Lee Boggs continues to push for a social revolution that fosters a future of equality and justice for all. In short, she is an American Revolutionary.

In AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, Producer and Director Grace Lee (CAAMFest 2014 Spotlight Honoree) documents the vibrant and inspiring life of Mrs. Boggs, now 99 years of age. A documentary 12 years in the making, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY is a masterful blend of rare archival footage, captivating interviews with Mrs. Boggs in her Detroit home and with her fellow activists including Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Ruby Dee and Danny Glover.

From THE GRACE LEE PROJECT to JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, auteur Grace Lee has made a career of showcasing and celebrating strong, vibrant female protagonists. With a plethora of awards won, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY cements Lee’s legacy as a vital and noteworthy filmmaker.

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY and Grace Lee Boggs strives to inspire concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds to come together and fight for a more just future. CAAMFest is thrilled to announce both Grace Lee and Grace Lee Boggs are scheduled to appear at this once-in-a-lifetime screening that is sure to electrify the Castro Theatre.

Masashi Niwano

Guests In Attendance: Grace Lee (Director), Caroline Libresco (Producer), Austin Wilkin (Producer), and we are honored to have special guests Grace Lee Boggs and Sharon Howell

Co-presented by The Greenlining Institute, Active Voice, Ella Baker Center, and OCA SF


Producer: Caroline Libresco, Austin Wilkin
Editor: Kim Roberts

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    Centerpiece Reception

    Raise a glass to the CAAMFest award nominees, enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres and rub elbows with VIP guests. Director Grace Lee and the revolutionary herself, Grace Lee Boggs, are all expected to attend!

    Precedes: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Castro Theatre
March 16, 2014 6:30 pm
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Castro Theatre
March 16, 2014 5:00 pm
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