“You can’t change your beginnings, but you sure can put a nice beautiful ending to the story.”
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Meet Edythe Boone, a 75-year old African American artist, educator, activist and great-grandmother. If you suggest to Edythe that she’s slowing down or ought to, she’ll drop to the ground and do 20 pushups to disabuse you of the notion. A coming of aging portrait of a Bay Area legend, A New Color follows the indefatigable “Edy” as she transforms the world one mural at a time—teaching, painting, and sharing her hard-earned wisdom and infectious love of life. After the City of Berkeley establishes an annual day in her honor, Edythe vows to retire—not from her work, but to her personal studio art. Yet in spite of her achievements, she is juggling multiple jobs at any given time and wonders if she will she find a way to follow the yearning in her heart. A vibrant documentary about a creative life lived against the odds, A New Color pays tribute to the transformative power of art.