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:

Salem, Massachusetts – Salem Film Fest, March 4, 2017 (11:45 am)

Brattleboro, Vermont – 2017 Women’s Film Festival, March 10-19, 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)

Washington, DC – Embassy of Argentina, May 18, 2017 (6:00 pm)

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