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: April 5, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Anderson

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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Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest

Fascinating eye-opener that not only brings history alive, but reverberates into today's controversies over guns, government surveillance, racial profiling, and media frenzy.

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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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Michael Dequina

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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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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Cynthia Fuchs

History and media.

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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