• Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2013)

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Release Date: April 5th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

College professor Angela Davis' social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping that ends with four people dead and her name on the FBI's most-wanted list.

Director: Shola Lynch

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steve MacfarlaneSlant Magazine

    It foists its own retelling of Angela Davis's story over any contemplation of her politics, effectively neutering their power as it could apply to today in the hands of a proper film essayist. show more

  • 75
    Kevin JagernauthThe Playlist

    Confidently constructed, and aided by an assured focus, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a solid tribute a woman who was one of many vital pieces of the civil rights movement, and an insightful study of a time when the American identity -- both politically and socially -- was being drastically reshaped. show more

  • 63
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe

    A description of Davis’s post-trial life would have been welcome. Twice Communist Party candidate for vice president, she now teaches at the University of California at Santa Cruz. That raises one more question. Santa Cruz is less than a hundred miles away from San Rafael. How many lifetimes away does it feel like? show more

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