First Lady Of The Revolution

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First Lady Of The Revolution (Primera Dama de la Revolucion)
Sunday, May 13 at 7pm - Ottawa Art Gallery

Costa Rica - 2016 - 71 minutes - dir. Andrea Kalin

Spanish with English subtitles

While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young southern belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a local farmer — an auspicious ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into Costa Rican history. FIRST LADY is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to Jose ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile and political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms. This multi-award winning documentary is not only a depiction of the struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons. Unforgettable. 

General Admission: $13 (HST incl)

CFI Members/Students/Seniors: $9 (HST incl)

John Piekoszewski