Coming to DVD on May 26, 2020:

Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary

Einstein, the most famous scientist of all time, was a world renowned celebrity, greeted like a rock star when he appeared in public. An anti-war firebrand, Einstein also spoke out on issues ranging from women's rights and racism to immigration and nuclear arms control. But today, his image has been neutered into that of a charmingly absent-minded genius. He was, in fact, a powerful force for social change and a model for political activism.

Using a wealth of rarely-seen archival footage, correspondence, and new and illuminating interviews, Julia Newman's documentary Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary makes the case that Einstein's example of social and political activism is as important today as are his brilliant, ground-breaking theories.
"A vivid portrait of the politicization and activism of the individual whose name is still synonymous with genius. As so adroitly described here, Albert Einstein was 'the first intellectual pop star.'"
- Stephen M. Silverman, Author of David Lean

"Reveals the fascinating and little-known history of Einstein's work for social change, reminding us of the inextricable link between speaking the truth and healing the world. At a time when science itself is under attack, its stories of the famous physicist's life-long commitment to peace and social justice offer urgent lessons for today."
- Peter Miller, Filmmaker of Sacco and Vanzetti & Jews and Baseball
Biography of Director Julia Newman

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Julia Newman worked in advertising as a producer of television commercials for over twenty years. As a travel writer, her pieces have appeared in the New York Daily News, Miami Herald, Metropolitan Home and Travel & Leisure. She served as Executive Director of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives for five years.

Newman's previous, award-winning documentary, Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War, portrayed the American medical workers and journalists who served in the first fight against Fascism. The film was broadcast on Public Television and Spanish Television and is distributed in the U.S. by First Run Features.
Directed by Julia Newman
UPC: 7-20229-91800-8 |
Catalog #: FRF 9180089D | MSRP: $24.95
80 minutes, color, English, 2020
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