American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs ★★★

Grace Lee Boggs is a nonagenarian icon: a visionary, leftist Chinese- American woman who, along with her now deceased African-American husband James Boggs, has long been a leader in the Black and labor movement (especially in Detroit). She espouses a philosophy which is part Hagel, part Marx, very much outspoken and, in its way, influential. The documentarian Grace Lee (no relation) has been visiting and filming this woman for years; and this film is a chronological telling of Boggs' life in conversations.

For me, this is an example of a well made documentary (superbly edited, thoughtful, with some uniquely interesting found archival footage) about a subject that just doesn't interest me all that much. That is my only criticism, and it is purely subjective.

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