Director Julie Perini in attendance!
A portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch
from rural Oregon who became known as “The Gentleman Bank Robber” for
combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds
from bank tellers. The film moves between everyday moments with bo in
and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical
retelling of the events of bo’s extraordinary life through interviews
with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social
The film weaves together personal and
political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories,
including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity
with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison
abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and
prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how
to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor
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