Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed

Showed at Images 2/10/2020

Starring: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace

Guest Speaker: Barbara Winslow, founder and director emerita of the Shirley Chisholm Project. She will have copies of her book Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Images Cinema.

Winner of a Peabody Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary follows the career of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman ever to run for President of the United States. A teacher in Harlem, Chisholm had a passion for progress, which brought her to local politics, then a seat in Congress, and ultimately a run for the presidency in 1972. With archival footage and contemporary interviews, including with Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, and Chisholm herself, this provocative film is a testament to Chisholm’s “sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo”.

  • Director: Shola Lynch
  • Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Rather than seeming dated, Chisholm's moxie and commitment is a refreshing antidote to the opportunism and cynicism that rules the political roost today.”

– Hollywood Reporter