• Released
  • April 5, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 40 min
  • Documentary
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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Synopsis
Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s.
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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Thanks to Lynch's expert pacing and modulation of narrative tension, even viewers who already know the outcome of the film's central...
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The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
In spite of its attention-grabbing opening and provocative title, Free Angela And All Political Prisoners is less a work of agitprop than...
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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Shola Lynch’s documentary about Angela Davis, the activist and beacon of counterculture radicalism, is a snappily edited, archivally...
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The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Confidently constructed, and aided by an assured focus, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a solid tribute a woman who was one of...
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Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Lynch's film is a work of steady chronological progression. Without straining for big-picture significance, it provides a composed look...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
A description of Davis’s post-trial life would have been welcome. Twice Communist Party candidate for vice president, she now teaches at...
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Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
It foists its own retelling of Angela Davis's story over any contemplation of her politics, effectively neutering their power as it could...
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Rated NR