“raises meaningful questions and keeps them profitably open”

New York Times

“One of our best documents of the civil rights era”

the Village Voice

“a deeply moving examination of the power of a single individual to affect change”

the Hollywood Reporter

“Grace Lee’s documentary is a glorious feat of editing — in content, visually, and of sound”

the Village Voice

“Ah, revolution — so that’s what it can look like. This beautiful movie (and its amazing subject) makes clear not only why we need revolution, but what revolution can mean for those of us who live under the yoke of less obvious dictatorships.”

Andy Bichlbaum, The Yes Men


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Extra features:

  • A Conversation with Grace Lee Boggs: USC, 2009
  • On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace
    Lee Boggs and Angela Davis, UC Berkeley 2012
  • Filmmakers' Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Grace Lee Boggs' reaction to the film
  • Grace Lee Boggs Day at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School

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Livestream Q&A with Grace Lee, Caroline Libresco and Grace Lee Boggs – July 1st

Please join Producer/Director Grace Lee, Producer Caroline Libresco and Grace Lee Boggs for a live chat about the film as it streams online! Starts at 7pm ET, Tuesday July 1st. More info here

National Broadcast on PBS documentary series POV – June 30th

American Revolutionary will make its television debut on PBS as part of the POV series on June 30th. Be sure to check your local listings and tune in!
Then watch the post-broadcast discussion with director Grace Lee on July 1st!

Bring American Revolutionary to a theater near you!

AmRev has partnered with Tugg, an organization that allows community members to organize their own US screenings in existing movie theaters!  All you have to do is meet the required number of guests to secure the event. You can learn more about the process here.

AmRev goes to Austria and New Zealand

The next international screenings will take place at the Crossroads Film Festival in Graz, Austria on May 21st and at the Doc Edge Fest in Auckland (May 31st, June 2nd) and Wellington (June 10th & 14th), New Zealand!

AmRev wins Docu Audience Award at Wisconsin Film Fest!

“American Revolutionary” has won another Audience Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival!

2014 Steep & Brew Audience Award Winners
Documentary: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Thank you, audiences!

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