“Rivlin has a way of fishing out the facts of a life and stringing them together in a fashion that draws you in, makes you think and then connect the dots that lead from personal life to politics to change.
-James van Maanen, TrustMovies


Will Empower –  February 28, 2018
The Gate –  February 7, 2018
Broadly –  January 29, 2018
The Boston Globe –  December 21, 2017
Common Dreams –  November 30, 2017
The Tufts Weekly  –  November 16, 2017
Boston Globe  –  November 2, 2017

KPFA Women's Magazine  –  July 24, 2017

LinkTV  –  October 20, 2017
Boise State Public Radio  –  October 18, 2017
Boise Weekly  –  October 11, 2017

"Heather Booth: On consumer protection and building movements in the digital age"
​​Heather Booth is the field director for Americans for Tax Fairness, a group of "425 national, state and local endorsing organizations united in support of a fair tax system." She got her start in the 1960s working on campaigns like Freedom Summer, in which she helped African-Americans in Mississippi register to vote....more
Los Angeles Review of Books –  October 7, 2017
"Responsibility in Troubling Times: On “Heather Booth: Changing the World”
SEVEN MONTHS and one day after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, on its monthly orbit around the Earth, the Moon slipped in front of the Sun, casting a long, dark, but not unwelcome shadow. Many of us have been looking for a little slice of relief from the unrelenting, conflict-laden news screeching toward us every day. ....more      
  Equality 365 –  September 14, 2017
“Heather Booth Discusses “Heather Booth: Changing the World” & Social Activism"
The newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin is an inspiring look at how social change happens. Booth, a renowned organizer and activist, began her remarkable career at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Looking at Booth’s life, work and personal relationship with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the film explores the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that altered our history over the last fifty years....more      
  The Huffington Post  –  July 28, 2017
“Heather Booth: Changing the World” — Inspiring Documentary Film Premiers in LA on August 3"
Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin calls organizer Heather Booth “the most influential person you never heard of.”
Over the past half century, Booth has improved the lives of tens of millions of Americans who never knew her name.
But if you’ve met Booth – if you’ve heard her give a speech, or participated in one of her training sessions for organizers, or sat around a table with her as part of a strategy meeting for an organizing campaign — you’re one of the lucky ones.
Chicago Tribune  –  May 21, 2017
She's leaving home: Heather Booth looks back on 25 years of struggle  
Her bags aren't packed yet, but friends and political allies are on the phone. The word has slowly leaked that Heather Booth--one of Chicago's premier political and community organizers--is leaving town. Her husband, Paul Booth, has already left; he's in Washington, D.C., where he'll work as director of field services for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Heather Booth says she will join him as soon as their Lakeview flat is subleased, probably in May... more      
FF2 Media May 18,2017
'Heather Booth' director highlights life of social activist  
Change.  It’s vital to our growth as a nation.  Over the course of the last 50 years, one woman has been an integral part of momentous historical changes,  addressing injustices pertaining to women and minority groups.  Her name is Heather Booth.  While she is not a household name, she is the backbone of social change.  She is an organizer who has inspired, mentored and taught others to create programs and strategies for change.  From rallies on the National Mall to the Women’s Liberation Movement, Booth is at the center.  Without her, our world would be a different and most likely, a more inequitable place... more 

Huffington Post – May 13, 2017

She’s The Best Answer To Donald Trump You Never Heard Of 
Heather Booth doesn’t look like a revolutionary. She sits demurely on a sofa, dressed simply in black, fingering a silver necklace. She speaks softly, selecting her words with care and enunciating cleanly. Dignity. Respect. Community.
But something comes over her when she begins to talk about helping people organize to make their world better. The sweet smile fades. She sits up straighter. Her voice tightens, the words come faster. Power. Together. Act. She strikes a gently curled fist into an open palm. IM-pact.... more
Live from the Heartland –  May 5, 2017

Trust Movies – March 17, 2017

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD completes Lilly Rivlin's women activists trilogy
So who is Heather Booth? (That's she, above, in both her younger and more recent days.) Well, the woman is an "organizer," and if that might seem at first a bit mundane, we soon learn how important this job is, along with how it most effectively can be done. We also learn about the forces that drive her -- love people, hate injustice -- and how her status as an "outsider" probably fueled the fire... more    
TedX Talk – March 15, 2017
If We Organize, We Can Change the World | Heather Booth | TEDxPennsylvaniaAvenue   
Lilith Blog - February 3, 2017
Film: ‘Heather Booth: Changing the World’ Don’t Despair. Organize!
Filmmaker Lilly Rivlin hit it right on this one.
“Heather Booth: Changing the World”—the final film in Rivlin’s trilogy of activist Jewish women (Grace Paley, Esther Broner) premiered in New York at the Manhattan JCC just before the Trump inauguration. The documentary of a woman whose lifelong work has been organizing for progressive change ends with the date November 9, 2016 (11/9 – the eerie reversal of 9/11) filling the screen, the date of Trump’s electoral college victory. Then Trump’s face fills the screen, and we hear Booth’s voice: “We will organize. We will stand up.”... more