April 19-29, 2018

Plot

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 charismatic local farmer—a ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into history. First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, whose marriage to José “Don Pepe” Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms. The film is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity, but also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons and live a life she never imagined.

Director Andrea Kalin to be in attendance for screenings!

Screenings