Jacksonville’s Longleaf Studios will host the fourth in a six-movie film series Thursday.

The film, First Lady of the Revolution, tells the story of Henrietta Boggs, an Alabama woman who from 1942-52 was married to Jose “Don Pepe” Figueres (1906-1990), a key figure in Central American history. He fought corruption and would become the president of Costa Rica, enacting many social reforms there.

The screening is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which is sponsored by the Atlanta-based nonprofit South Arts.

The film will be shown at Longleaf Studios’ 7,500-square-foot sound stage at O’Connell Avenue Southwest near the intersection of the Chief Ladiga Trail and Francis Street West. All the screenings in the circuit include discussions afterward with people involved in making the films.

Longleaf Studios doors open at 6 p.m., with refreshments served. The screening begins at 7 p.m. with the filmmaker Q&A following the movie.

The upcoming films are:

Swim Team on March 15. This film profiles a community swim team whose members are all young men on the autism spectrum.  

Bending the Arc on April 5. This documentary pays tribute to doctors and activists who started a movement to reduce disparity in health care treatment across the world.


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