First Lady of the Revolution


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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.


Andrea Kalin - First Lady of the RevolutionAndrea Kalin, Director

Andrea Kalin is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and founder of Spark Media, a production company dedicated to producing films with a social conscience. A graduate of American University, Kalin began her career as a newsreel research for filmmaker Ken Burns. Kalin’s storytelling has earned her more than 85 industry awards and accolades, including an Emmy, and Golden Globe and WGA nominations. Kalin has also produced multilingual documentaries and advocacy programs for international organizations including UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.


Thursday February 15, 2018 Longleaf Studios Jacksonville, AL 7:00 PM CT
Friday February 16, 2018 Ritz Theatre Sheffield, AL 7:00 PM CT
Sunday February 18, 2018 The Center for Rural Development Somerset, KY 2:00 PM ET
Monday February 19, 2018 Rector Little Theatre, inside Conway Boatman Chapel Barbourville, KY 7:00 PM ET
Tuesday February 20, 2018 The Batte Center, Wingate University Monroe, NC 7:00 PM ET
Thursday February 22, 2018 Crosby Theatre, Troy University Troy, AL 6:00 PM CT
Friday February 23, 2018 Historic Christ Church & Carriage House Hapeville, GA 7:00 PM ET