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Join an Online Screening of ‘American Revolutionary’ with Filmmaker Grace Lee on July 1

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Grace Lee with Grace Lee Boggs

Activist and film subject Grace Lee Boggs will join the filmmakers of American Revolutionary for a live OVEE screening with POV viewers on Tuesday, July 1 from 7-8:45 PM ET (4-5:45 PM PT). They will be taking your questions about making the film and the power of a single individual to effect change.

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. Winner, Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

Here is an overview of the event:

When: Tuesday, July 1 from 7-8:45 PM ET (4-5:45 PM PT). If you can’t make it, you can send your question ahead of time by writing a comment below. RSVP on Facebook.

Who: Filmmaker Grace Lee, producer Caroline Libresco and subject Grace Lee Boggs of the POV documentary American Revolutionary.

How: Join the chat on OVEE. To view an archived transcript of the conversation, visit the American Revolutionary companion website.

Update: Detroit-based activist and film subject Shea Howell will no longer be participating in this live screening.

On June 30, 2014 at 10 PM, POV will present the national broadcast premiere of American Revolutionary on PBS (Check local listings). The film will be available for streaming on the POV website from July 1 to July 30, 2014.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Stacy Slikkers Noonan

    I live in Michigan and would love the opportunity to spend an hour or so chatting with you in person….is that possible?