American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Tue Nov 12, 2013 - 7:00 pm - Tue Nov 12, 2013 - 10:30 pm @ School of Images Arts - Ryerson University - 122 Bond Street
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What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution may surprise you.

Following the screening of Christine Choi's film, Who Killed Vincent Chin? Gendai is pleased to co-present the Canadian premiere of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (USA 2013) as a continuation of our Model Minority Screening series.

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher. The documentary carries us through Bogg's lifelong involvement with many of the major American social movements of the last century, including labour and civil rights, Black Power, feminism, the oppression of Asian Americans, and the issues facing the environment.

The film is directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Grace Lee, well known for her films Janeane From Des Moines (2012) and American Zombie (2007).

One of Gendai's Model Minority programmers, Maiko Tanaka, will moderate a talk with the Director on the occasion of the screening.

The screening is part of the Reel Asian International Film Festival and it is programmed as a free community screening sponsored by the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, Ryerson University, Gendai, JAYU: North Korean Human Rights Festival and Reel Asian.

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