Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013)

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Writer/director Shola Lynch follows up her 2004 documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed with this film centered on the struggle of educator and activist Angela Davis, an outspoken UCLA professor whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list while challenging our perceptions of political freedom in America. From her early years as a student in the U.S. and abroad to her highly publicized arrest and trial following the brazen … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Shola Lynch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2013
Box Office: $69.3k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

Fugitive, radical, communist and philosopher Angela Davis was the lefty hipster's pin-up girl and the right-winger's Afro-ed nightmare, and her authority and charisma are on full display in Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Variety
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"Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" may seem to take place in a distant past, but it resonates with improbable timeliness.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Washington Post
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A snappily edited, archivally wallpapered recollection of fearless behavior in the face of an antsy establishment. But it's equally significant as a pointed act of retelling.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
New York Times
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Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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People who weren't around during the '60s-'70s cusp can hardly appreciate just how weird that time was. "Free Angela" brings that weirdness back.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Boston Globe
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In spite of its attention-grabbing opening and provocative title, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners is less a work of agitprop than straightforward history, intriguing but never unsettling.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

four stars!!

YodaMasterJedi
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Wow. Not a lot of love from users and this is curious. This documentary is well crafted in its exploration of the limits of free speech and what is deemed "acceptable" free speech during particular phases in American history.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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