Free Angela & All Political Prisoners
Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson
Variety

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.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look into the revolutionary spirit.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

An all too sobering reminder of how, in the purported land of the free, any voices deemed radical and hence dangerous can lead the powers that be to find any remote angle to silence them by whatever force and means they deem necessary.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" may seem to take place in a distant past, but it resonates with improbable timeliness.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

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.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

History and media.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

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.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

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.

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Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine

It foists its own retelling of Angela Davis's story over any contemplation of her politics, effectively neutering their power as it could apply to today in the hands of a proper film essayist.

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MisterYoda ?
four stars!!
John Ballantine
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… More