American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Poster

Release Date: March 21st, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
In Detroit, a 97-year-old Chinese-American woman has immersed herself in social activism for more than 70 years.

Director: Grace Lee

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ms. Lee could have delved more deeply into Ms. Boggs’s thoughts, and slips into glib autopilot by using archival footage with sound effects or repeating ideas of personal transformation. But in sharing her subject’s life achievements, she raises meaningful questions and keeps them profitably open. show more

  • This film is one of our best documents of the civil rights era, but it is also a portrait of someone with a singular perspective, a big mind, and a joyous aptitude for conversation. show more

  • A documentary that's admirably frank about the difficulties of insightfully portraying such a widely lauded — and subtly cagey and habitually self-effacing — figure. show more

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