A New Color

The Art of Being Edyth Boone

America ReFramed
  • Feature Film
  • 2017
  • 59 Mins

A New Color- The Art of Being Edythe Boone focuses on the life and work of muralist, activist and educator, Edyth (Edy) Boone, a self-taught artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Filmed over five years, filmmaker Marlene "Mo" Morris follows the spirited and captivating septuagenarian who became an artist/activist simply because empowering and building community is "the right thing to do."

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Film Credits

  • Marlene "Mo" Morris Director/ Producer
  • Maureen Gosling Editor
  • Peggy Peralta Cinematographer
  • Jed Riffe Executive Producer

Critical Acclaim

Art and activism often go hand in hand, yet, even among artists whose work is oriented toward social justice, it’s rare to find someone whose creativity and community-building work are as naturally entwined as Berkeley’s Edythe Boone.

Jessica Zack, San Francisco Chronicle