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 local charismatic 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, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to Jose ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile and political upheaval and, ultimately, lasting progressive reforms.

First Lady of the Revolution is not only a depiction of the momentous struggle to shape Costa Rica’s democratic identity; it’s also a portrayal of how a courageous woman escaped the confines of a traditional, sheltered existence to expand her horizons into a new world, and live a life she never imagined.


Upcoming Screenings:

Montgomery, Alabama – Capri Theatre, January 29, 2017

Oxford, Mississippi – Oxford Film Festival, February 17, 2017 

San Jose, Costa Rica – Cine Magaly, March 21, 2017 (8:30 am) 

San Jose, Costa Rica – Cine Magaly, March 28, 2017 (8:30 am)

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