New documentary celebrates San Francisco muralist Edythe Boone

Oct 7, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Mo Morris has a background in immigration law and social justice activism. Her first feature film focuses on an activist who does her work through art: painter and muralist Edythe Boone.

The film, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone follows the 75-year-old artist as she helps schoolkids and seniors express themselves through paint, and as she follows her own muse through personal struggle and tragedy.

KALW’s Jen Chien talked to Morris and Boone about how the movie came to be.

The young people are so strong now, they really care what happens to themselves, the world and the future. And so I have hope.

Mo Morris's documentary A New Color: the Art of Being Edythe Boone premiers at the Mill Valley Film Festival this Saturday, October 10th, with another screening on October 16th.