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6.26.2013

Detroit screening of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, June 29



If you're in the Detroit area this weekend, don't miss a special free public screening of Grace Lee's feature documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.

Fresh from its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, the film comes home in honor of the legendary writer/activist/philosopher's 98th birthday. It's happening Saturday, June 29 at the Detroit Film Theater. Here are some more details about the screening:

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS

Saturday, June 29, 2013
3:00 PM DFT Auditorium

Detroit Film Theater
5200 Woodward Ave (DIA)
Detroit, Michigan

(USA/2013-directed by Grace Lee) Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman living in Detroit whose vision of revolution may surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the civil rights and labor movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and future. The film plunges us into Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century. Directed by Grace Lee (The Grace Lee Project), American Revolutionary incorporates a rich archival trove from the 1920s to the present, and visual effects to reinforce Boggs's statement that history "is the story of the past as well as the future. Grace Lee Boggs will be present to discuss the film with her audience and celebrate her 98th birthday. This screening of American Revolutionary is presented free to the public in collaboration with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center (82 min.)
Grace Lee Boggs will be in attendance, along with the filmmakers, for a post-screening Q & A. Come celebrate 98 years of a truly revolutionary life. For further information, see the Facebook event.