Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, June 29, 2013

3:00 PM DFT Auditorium

(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.)