First Lady of the Revolution

By Ritz Theatre (other events)

Friday, February 16 2018 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Brief Film Synopsis:  First Lady of the Revolution tells the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, a young Alabaman who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to José ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a journey of activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms. This unforgettable documentary depicts the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity, and portrays a courageous woman escaping the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons into a new world.

Filmmaker Statement:  Some biographies help us understand broad historical themes, some appeal to the universal emotions of the human experience, while others simply entertain with vivid characters and astonishing events. First Lady of the Revolution somehow manages to do all three. This is a rare breed of epic, recalling hemisphere-rocking events—protests, exile, revolution, war, societal change—all through the eyes of a young social reformer, who also happened to be a Southern belle.

Q&A after film with director

Touring: Andrea Kalin, Director

Year Completed: 2016

Running Time: 1:07:33

Film Trailer:



No Children under 6 years admitted.  Photography, audio and video recording are prohibited.  Cell phones must be turned off or silenced.  Refrain from texting during performance as the light from your device is a distraction to those around you.  Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management to prevent a disturbance for audience members.

Wheelchair & ADA accessible seating is available.  Call 256-383-0533 to reserve seating.

Ritz Theatre

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