Award-winning New York member Lily Rivlin presents the DC premiere of a very inspiring and timely film, HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD, at the Avalon Theatre on Tuesday, June 7, at 8:00 pm. Rivlin, known for making films about women change-makers, has focused this new film the indomitable Heather Booth, activist and community organizer. Heather has worked mostly behind the scenes of the progressive movement for over 50 years, from Mississippi in the Civil Rights era through women’s and immigrant rights and today’s other issues. The film features fascinating archival footage, animation and interviews with friends, co-workers, students, government officials and leaders including Elizabeth Warren and Julian Bond. By telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film also tells the story of the progressive movement and is a handbook to inspire action and change.
After the film, there will be what promises to be a lively discussion with Heather and Lilly moderated by WIFV advisory council member Susan Barocas. Rivlin’s previous film, GRACE PALEY: COLLECTED SHORTS, won the audience favorite documentary at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, among many other awards. Tickets and more information are at the Avalon website http://www.theavalon.org/films/heather-booth-changing-world/. Find out more about the film at the website and follow it on Facebook and Twitter @hboothfilm.